Huntelaar open to Premier League move

The Schalke striker was close to a move to England in the past and he says there is no guarantee he will stay at his current club for the remainder of his career.

Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has admitted that he would be open to a move to the Premier League if the opportunity arose in the future.

The Netherlands international, 30, has played across a range of leagues in Europe, enjoying spells in the Eredivisie, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga.

Huntelaar has acknowledged that a move to England could prove to be an interesting option if he were to leave Schalke at some point.

"I still have a one-and-a-half-year contract with Schalke. I think six months before my current deal expires a decision will be made about my future," he told Bild. "Of course, I think about England every now and then. But only Schalke and the second half of the season count for me at this point."

Sunday's 3-0 victory over Hamburg saw Jens Keller's men climb to fifth in the Bundesliga.

Huntelaar says playing alongside attacking talents such as Max Meyer, Julian Draxler and Kevin-Prince Boateng has whetted his appetite to extend his career.

"When you play in a team where only one or two people want to score goals, that's way too easy to defend. You have to have goals even from midfield. As a striker, you need goalscoring people next to you," he continued.

"I want to play to 40. I want to play another 10 years of football. I feel young and fit."

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