Edimilson Fernandes has been one of the brighter lights in what has ultimately been a very, VERY, dim season. The 20 year old joined the club in the summer as a relative unknown, however since seizing his opportunity playing out of position he hasn't looked out of place in the Premier League.
According to a report from Le Nouvelliste in his native Switzerland (translated by Sport Witness), young Edimilson isn't planning to rest on his laurels anytime soon. Speaking on the topic of his future, the young midfielder is quoted as saying:
Le Nouvelliste state, it is noted, that when he says "a bigger club" he is referring specifically to Chelsea and Manchester United.
The quote is one that is very easy to interpret in both positive and negative ways. You could say:
- It shows a young player who is motivated to succeed and one that knows he has to continue to work hard to be the best player he can be.
- It shows a young player who is distracted by the stage he has found himself on, knowing that "bigger" clubs are watching him and a big money move could be in his future if he plays his cards right.
- It's been mistranslated somewhere along the line.
- Something entirely different.
Personally, I always find it somewhat deflating when a player comes out and alludes to wanting a move to a "bigger" club. Unfortunately it is also the cold, hard reality of the situation. If he continued to progress and prove himself to be someone capable of playing in a title chasing side, I couldn't begrudge him for wanting or making that move.
Maybe just don't mention it publicly when we're in a relegation scrap next time.
How do you feel about the quote? A highly ambitious young lad saying he wants to reach the very top or a distracted naive player trying to run before he can walk?