Former United star wants Premier League return

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Diego Forlan has put Tottenham Hotspur on red alert after admitting he would like to play in the Premier League once again.

The Atletico Madrid striker had an unsuccessful two year spell at Manchester United, scoring just ten times in 63 appearamces.

Since leaving Old Trafford, though, the Uruguayan has forged himself a formidable scoring record in La Liga, bagging 120 goals in 208 games for Villareal and Atletico, winning the Golden Boot on two occasions.

Forlan scored a brace in the Europa League final against Fulham last season as Madrid took the title and he would fit the bill of a world class goalscorer – just the type of player Harry Redknapp is looking for as he prepares his Spurs side for their first ever Champions League campaign.

And Forlan has admitted he would relish a return to the best league in the world, especially if it helped him into Europe’s top competition.

He said: “If there is an offer and it's good for Atletico and good for me I would be really happy to go back to England. But it will have to be good.

“If a big chance to return to England came up, I would have to look at it. I loved my time in English football - the people, the fans, the football, everything.

"I wasn't sad the way it ended at United to be honest. I was really happy during my time there and thank the people at United for how they treated me.

"During my period there I learnt a lot of things and had a good relationship with everyone. The reason I left was because I didn't have the chance to play as regularly as I wanted.

"Now I have the chance to play regularly the way I wanted and I am really happy I'm doing that," he added.

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