Transfer news: West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulmbu claims Arsenal have made an 'approach' for him
Congo international also says he is now ready to join a top-four club
Monday 02 December 2013
Youssouf Mulumbu, the West Brom midfielder, has claimed that Arsenal have made an approach for him, and says he is ready to join a top-four club because the Baggies are not "mature" enough.
The Congo international has been an integral part of the West Brom side since he joined in 2009 from Paris Saint-Germain, but has reiterated his desire that he wants to leave the club in January.
“I have had approaches from Arsenal,” Mulumbu said.
“I could leave this winter. This is the right time for me to set my sights higher. I’m ready to join a top-four club.
“We are not professional enough in the way we manage our games – for example our draw at Chelsea. We are not mature enough.”
Mulumbu said last week that he wanted to leave the Baggies, who sit 12th in the Premier League table, to join a more “classy” team.
“I have been at West Brom for almost five years. They are a family club, with good spirit,” he said.
“But I spoke to the coach and the director of football and they know my ambitions for the future.
“If I get the chance to join a more classy club, I will do so.
“I owe West Brom a lot. But I have now reached a level where I can go somewhere else and play in the Europa League or Champions League.”
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