Serie A Colossus Names Former City And Chelsea Stars As “Role Models” As He Angles For Premier League Switch

Gleison Bremer has named Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany and former Chelsea & Arsenal defender David Luiz as his “role models”.

The Juventus centre-back has been in excellent form for his club this season, helping the Serie A giants keep 8 clean sheets in 12 league matches. However, in a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Brazilian not only revealed his admiration for former Premier League players but also expressed an interest in moving to English football:

“I have a couple of role models in England playing at centre-back. I watched David Luiz at Chelsea, a Premier League winner and a Champions League winner. But also Vincent Kompany in all the years he played at Manchester City.”


“I like La Liga and the Premier League, but the Premier League is a very exciting championship and I watch a lot of matches and they are very entertaining. One day I would like to play in the Premier League but right now I am focused on Juventus and winning trophies with them, we are one of the best teams in the world.”

Bremer has been linked with plenty of Premier League teams

Over the past couple of years, the 26-year-old has been mentioned as a potential transfer target for the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle and Tottenham.

However, City have never really taken an interest in Bremer, and that’s unlikely to change considering that the Premier League champions paid £78m to sign Josko Gvardiol in the summer.

City will look to strengthen their options at fullback

If the Cityzens do go back into the transfer market for a defender, it’s more likely that they would pursue a new right-back. Kyle Walker may have signed a new contract but he will turn 34 at the end of the season.

Rico Lewis is seen as Walker’s long-term successor but more competition in that position will be needed.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.