Ajax and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he is open to the prospect of moving to the Premier League, following compatriots and former team-mates Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen, who joined Arsenal and Tottenham Hotpsur in recent years.

The 23-year-old, who has been linked with a host of European clubs, feels that playing in the English top flight would be a step forward in his career and admits a move to one of the north London outfits is something he would consider.

Toby Alderweireld

Alderweireld told Sky Sports:

"If the time is right, it will come, but now Ajax is the most important thing. Therefore, I expect that I can be watched in the [Amsterdam] ArenA after the winter break.

"Ajax is a very nice club. It won't be hard to play here all my life - but if I had to choose it have to be a nice club like Ajax again and there aren't many of them.

"But a club such as Arsenal or Tottenham - they are fantastic clubs and would be a step forward."

The central defender, who can also operate as a right full-back, is known for his strength and passing skills. Alderweireld's current contract with Ajax runs till 2014.

Wilshere Hails Cazorla

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere feels his fellow Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla makes playing in the Premier League look easy.

The Spaniard, who moved to the Gunners from Malaga in the summer, netted a hat-trick as Arsene Wenger's side beat Reading 5-2 at the Madejski Stadium the other day.

Cazorla celebrating his hat-trick with Wilshere, Gibbs and Podolski

Wilshere told BBC: "His all-round play is great. It's tough for anyone to come from Spain into the Premier League, but he makes it look so easy.

"Any sort of victory tonight would have been welcomed. The boss put three up front and it worked. Now we've got to push on," the 20-year-old added.

The victory lifts Arsenal to fifth in the league table, just two points behind Tottenham.