As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Arsenal target Ozan Kabak admits Virgil van Dijk admiration

Schalke defender Ozan Kabak admits he models his game on Virgil van Dijk.

Kabak has been watched by Arsenal this season.

And the youngster admits he's a fan of the Premier League - and particularly Liverpool defender Van Dijk.

He told Bundesliga.com: “My personal aim is to become a top defender in maybe two or three years, like Virgil van Dijk. He's my idol, I really like him."

Asked what he admires most about the Ballon d'Or nominee, Kabak added: “As a footballer? I like his style and how he plays, so I can say he's my football idol."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free