Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak claims he is not thinking of leaving the Europa League winners during the January transfer window – or in the summer for that matter – amid reports linking him once again with a move to Arsenal. The Poland international, who refuses to completely rule out any such option in the future, says it is still too soon for him to leave the La Liga side but that moving to the Premier League is not a "dream" for him.
The 25-year-old defensive midfielder was already heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer after reportedly catching the eye of Arsene Wenger during an impressive debut campaign for the Andalucian side – helping them to win the Europa League following his 2014 arrival from Stade de Reims.
But Krychowiak decided to stay at Seville one more season and last month put pen to paper on a new deal until 2019, with a release clause of €45m (£32.8m, $48.9m). The new deal, however, has failed to put an end to speculation with the La Liga side renewing some players in the past just to sell them months later in big money moves – such as Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, Ivan Rakitic, Alberto Moreno, Carlo Bacca or Aleix Vidal.
The Times reported last week that the Gunners are considering renewing their efforts to secure his services in January following the long-term injuries to both Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla. The report claimed that the Sevilla midfielder is on Wenger's shopping list alongside Porto youngster Rúben Neves and Sporting Lisbon's William Carvalho. Last week the French boss admitted Arsenal are open to making additions in the coming transfer window to solve a shortage in the squad.
Asked whether he dreams about playing in the Premier League, Krychowiak told Estadio Deportivo: "I have not any dream like that. I've never had a club where I dream to play. I just want to have the best possible career. I can be a Seville icon for years, I do not care.
"How many clubs are better (than Sevilla) in Europe? Fifteen? Perhaps up to twenty. If I reach a point where I find that I can't take a step forward here then I will want to change to a new club as I did when I left Reims. It's important to me. But right now I do not think about what will happen in January or in June. What matters is the next training session and I do not want to plan anything."
Krychowiak signed with London-based agency Stellar Group – which brought Gareth Bale to Real Madrid – which was seen by some in Spain as a precursor to a move to the Premier League.
"I work with the best agency in England, but David Manasseh [his representative] has brought Bale to Real Madrid so there is no rule. I will not close the door to other leagues," Krychowiak explained.