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‘WHY I SAID NO TO LEICESTER CITY,’ SVIATCHENKO

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ERIK SVIATCHCENKO has revealed Leicester City were chasing him in the January transfer market.
However, the Danish international defender decided to knock back the interest from last season’s Premier League champions to concentrate on taking care of business at Celtic.
Speaking about the interest from across the border, Sviatchenko admitted: “Yes, I was aware. I’m always aware when my agent is having some talks, but there has to be more than just talks.
“There was never an issue about me wanting to leave. I’m 25 and I want to play regularly and here is the perfect place to flourish and find your A game.

“There was concrete interest, but not a concrete offer. I said that I was happy where I am and at that time I was playing. It was too early for me at that stage.

“It is a dream for every player, including myself, to play at the very top level and I would say the English Premier League is one of the highest levels you can play at.

“But the experience so far with the Champions League and how we play, I think I am at the right stage at the moment.

“It is future talk. I would be honest and transparent and say that my dream is to play in the Premier League, but I am not saying that I want to do it now because I have more than enough to do yet.

“I feel that I have come a long way, but I am not done at all, yet. The Champions League nights have been the biggest nights of my career so far and I would like to experience more of them.”

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