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Lavezzi reveals Premier League dream

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Lavezzi scores against Chelsea. (©GettyImages)
Lavezzi scores against Chelsea. (©GettyImages).

Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi says he could be tempted by the chance of playing in the Premier League or La Liga in the future, reports Yahoo Sport.

The 26-year-old Argentine international was in scintillating form in Tuesday's Champions League victory over Chelsea, netting two goals in the 3-1 win over Andre Villas-Boas' side.

The result puts Napoli in the driving seat for progression to the quarter-final stage, further raising the profile of a number of their attacking players who have emerged on Premier League radars.

Lavezzi signed for the Serie A outfit from San Lorenzo in 2007, and has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past - something that is of interest to the South American forward, who has spoken of his desire to sample different cultures.

"I like the Spanish Liga a lot for the way football is played there, also the Premier League is a very interesting league," Lavezzi told Eurosport prior to the European clash in Naples. "They are very competitive leagues and all the players want to play there one day.

"Our job allows us to have these opportunities to know different cultures. For example in my case I don't know how to speak English, (but) one day I would like to learn this language."

His ambition could soon propel him into the Premier League, after reaching his limit with a Napoli side that have made a rapid rise to sixth in Serie A, having been plying their trade in Italy's third tier as recently as 2006.

"I'm happy of what the team has accomplished so far, but I want a lot more," Lavezzi continued.

"The team and the club are very hungry and both the team and the club want to reach the top level in Europe and we do all we can to accomplish that."

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