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Seedorf still eyes Premier chance

Clarence Seedorf
Seedorf has won the Champions League with three different clubs

AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf is still hoping to play in the Premier League before he ends his career.

The 32-year-old Dutchman has played for Ajax, Sampdoria, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, and has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past.

But speaking to BBC London 94.9 Seedorf said: "I'd always love to come and play in the Premier League, but things just don't happen like that.

"I've never touched the Premier League yet, but let's say you never know."

Seedorf added: "Opportunities come and go, when I was close to coming to England with Manchester United or Arsenal when I was at Sampdoria I went to Real Madrid.

For now I'm in Italy and I'm always following with a very special eye the movements in the Premier League because at the moment it's an example for everybody

Clarence Seedorf

"You cannot be everywhere, I've been playing in Spain and Italy. For now I'm in Italy and I'm always following with a very special eye the movements in the Premier League because at the moment it's an example for everybody."

Seedorf was not part of the Netherlands squad at Euro 2008, and has instead dedicated much of his summer to humanitarian work including the Goal4Africa campaign.

He has organised a benefit match at Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena on 12 July to bring together some of the world's best footballers for the Global Kick Off Event.

Seedorf explained: "I've talked to John Terry and he was very keen. Andrei Shevchenko said yes already, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Steven Gerrard, but Ryan Babel unfortunately got injured.

"Sergio Ramos, Andrea Pirlo, Gennaro Gatuso and Alessandro Nesta are all very keen to come. We know of course there are responsibilities for their teams, as they all have to train. So I'm also asking all the coaches at all the clubs to help free the players to come and play this match and help this project and make a difference for a lot of kids."




see also
How to watch Match of the Day
08 Oct 07 |  Match of the Day
Dutch coach rejects Seedorf jibe
15 Nov 06 |  Internationals
Seedorf moves to AC Milan
31 May 02 |  Europe


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