Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic would be happy to see out the rest of his career in England

The shot stopper has confessed he would like to see out his playing days in the Premier League and hopes to see other players from his homeland join him in moving to England

Asmir Begovic has admitted he would like to stay in the Premier League until he retires.

The Stoke City goalkeeper arrived in England in 2005 joining Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp.

Begovic told Herzegovina-based newspaper San.ba: “I'm enjoying it here and I think that I will stay in England even after my career is over.

"My 20-month-old daughter, Taylor, was born here and I would like her to grow up in England.

"My parents live in Germany so who knows what will happen, but my point is I want the best for my kids and that is why I could see myself and my family in England for a long time."

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international joined Stoke in 2010 as a back-up for Thomas Sorensen but has since taken over as No.1 at the Britannia Stadium.

The shot stopper went on to say that Manchester City’s signing of Edin Dzeko in January has made people more aware of the quality of footballers in his country.

He said: "Now that me and Edin Dzeko are playing in the Premier League there is much more talk about Bosnian players and I believe that there are other footballers who could also play here.

"I see many players who would fit perfectly, like (Vedad) Ibisevic, (Sejad) Salihovic, (Emir) Spahic and (Miralem) Pjanic.

"I hope and also believe that there will be more Bosnians coming to England this summer”.

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!