Lille defender delighted by Liverpool talks but insists he is focused on his path at his current club.
attracted a lot of attention from European giants after his solid performances for Les Dogues which helped them in taking the lead in Ligue 1.
, who tried to recruit the 21-year-old back in January, are rumored to be preparing for another offer for the Dutchman when the next transfer window opens.
Having four years left on his current contract with Lille, Botman says he is flattered by the Red’s interest, but right now, he is focused on what he is doing at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
In an interview withThe Athletic
, Botman said:
“It is a good compliment when you hear these clubs are interested.
"I’m lying if I say it’s not interesting me — it’s the first time such big clubs are linked to me — but it was early days because in January I was only at Lille for half a season. It was nice to hear but I was focusing on Lille and I’m still doing this.
"After the season I will enjoy a vacation and see what happens next. If I’m honest, the Premier League is one of the leagues I dreamed about… but also Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga.
"The Premier League is something special. It’s the football I really like and that fits me. The style of play, the emotion; I really like to see the fans with such big emotions in the stands.
"It is a beautiful competition I really like to watch and did for pretty much all my life."
The Dutchman added:
"But I’m good at the moment with Lille. I’m really enjoying this year, I’m enjoying playing a lot. I learn a lot and I still have to improve a lot. I’m not complaining about my situation right now, I’m happy at the moment.
“For my ambitions, yes, of course I want to achieve as much as possible. I hope to make a big, beautiful step for me. We’ll have to see in the future if that is possible or not.”