Reports have come out and revealed that Lazio midfielder and Liverpool target Marco Parolo admits he has Premier League ambitions.
Parolo says watching Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has also been a source for inspiration.
And he is now ready to make the step up in his career and make a big move to the Premier League.
As quoted on the Football Italia website, Parolo said: “Steven Gerrard is my idol because he always looks to break through and he is an all-round midfielder and I, like him, always likes to be in the heart of the game, otherwise I’d fall asleep.”
“At the World Cup in Brazil I asked him the shirt but he had already promised it to someone else.
“Obviously to play against him was a really strong emotion.”
In this respect, Parolo thinks that the rhythm of the Premier League would suit him well.
“English football really fascinates me. Their stadiums are a model that should be used in Italy, although I think that finally something is happening here too.
“Emanuele Giaccherini told me that the English supporter feels like one with the stadium and that there is a great devotion, almost a sense of attachment even belonging to the team.”