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Cagliari forward Simeone open to England move amid Leeds interest

Cagliari forward Giovanni Simeone has opened the door for a move to the Premier League.

The 25-year-old has been linked with Leeds United in recent weeks.

However, Simeone admits he will always be attracted to joining his father, Diego Simeone, at Atletico Madrid.

"I am enjoying Cagliari but I would like to be able to change at some point in my career, that would help me to keep growing," he told Marca. "Maybe in Spain or in England, which is another place that I like a lot.

"I always say that being in other countries makes you a better player because leagues and teams are different and I would like to keep growing.

"The feeling that I have for Atletico is different because my dad is there. I am obviously a fan of the clubs that he played for since I was a kid, but Atletico is a bit different.

"Each time my father played for Atletico I have put on their shirt and been a fan. Since I was a child, I have felt Atletico is my home, even though I never played there and never lived in Spain really.

"To have this feeling of a second home is a good feeling."

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