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Christoph Kramer says that Manchester United and Real Madrid were his two favourite teams.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur-linked Christoph Kramer says that Manchester United and Real Madrid were his two favourite teams growing up.

The 23-year-old defensive midfielder is currently on a two-year loan deal at Borussia Monchengladbach from fellow Bundesliga out Bayer Leverkusen.

His performances over the past 12 months have been of a very high standard and have attracted interest from a number of top European clubs, including the Gunners and Spurs.

Described as tenacious in the tackle while possessing excellent technical skills, the North London duo are crying out for a new defensive midfielder and the recent World Cup winner seemingly fits the bill.

Another Premier League club, however, could pamper the North Londoners’ chances of completing a future deal as the German international admits that his heart belonged to the Red Devils as a youngster.

“During my childhood and infancy my two favourite teams were Manchester United and Real Madrid,” he is quoted as saying by Spanish publication Marca.

With the Bundesliga being dominated by success-driven Bayern Munich, many players are contemplating moving abroad in a bid to find a more level playing field.

When asked by reporters whether a move to another country would interest Kramer, the midfielder responded with optimism.

“That [moving abroad] has always interested me," he said. "I would not be afraid. I want to find out what my limit is and I always strive for the very best.”

Despite his previous affection for United, such comments are likely to be met with buoyancy at both the Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane as the January transfer window approaches

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