Volyn Lutsk winger Michael Babatunde has told Complete Sports that he is unaware of interests from European teams Schalke 04 and Sunderland but will be glad if a concrete bid to sign him is made to Volyn.
The 21-year-old midfielder who made two appearances for the Super Eagles at the Mundial before breaking his wrist against Argentina, stated that in as much as he desires a big summer move in the coming weeks, no concrete deal has been offered yet.
“I’m happy being linked with these clubs (Schalke 04 and Sunderland) because they are big teams but there must be a concrete offer before talks can begin,” he told Complete Sports.
A number of European sides are also understood to have spoken to his representatives in an attempt to secure his signature but the former Kryvbas winger noted that it is mere speculation until an offer is made.
However, he would prefer to move to the English Premier League and he is hoping either Sunderland or any team intensify their efforts to sign him. “I love the EPL and I hope I’m qualified to move there,” he said.
Meanwhile, Complete Sports had earlier reported exclusively that Volyn Lutsk FC President, Vasyl Stolyar, will discuss a new deal for Babatunde when he rejoins the squad in August.
“I know Baba very well, we will sit and discuss what he wants when he comes back from holiday. He has showed the world what we see weekly here in Ukraine at the World Cup so we know he is in the market,” he said.
“Babatunde’s stay with us is a priority,” added Stolyar.