Evian star Daniel Wass believes that a move to a German club like Borussia Dortmund would be the best option for him in the summer.
Wass, 25, has been in excellent form for Evian this season, scoring 10 goals in 25 total appearances thanks, in most part, to his stunning free-kick prowess.
A versatile midfielder, who is just as comfortable at right-back, both Chelsea and Liverpool have been named as potential suitors for the Denmark international in the past, per Le10 Sport, while Jose Mourinho is even reported to have tried to sign him during his time as Real Madrid boss, having been impressed with his performances while on loan at the Ligue 1 side from then-parent club Benfica during the 2011-12 campaign.
Newcastle, Inter Milan and Schalke were the teams in the running this winter, however, according to BT, with agent Michael Johansen telling the paper at the time that a move at the end of the season is inevitable.
"Yes, if the club gets the right price, then he goes,” he said. “But the price is hard to determine.
“Either way, he leaves the club by the summer. He needs a bigger challenge.”
Calciomercato claimed that Newcastle in fact made a late run for Wass during the closing stages of the winter transfer window, in order to rival a reported approach from Fiorentina, but neither side was able to work out a deal in time.
The 11-times capped wide man remains keen on a transfer at the end of the season, but believes that a move to a German club – Borussia Dortmund in particular – would be the best option at this stage of his career.
“I do not prefer a particular country, but I think the best thing for me would be Germany,” he said. “For a Dane, Germany is ideal because you can learn the language quickly and lifestyle are very similar.
“The Bundesliga is one of the world's best leagues, so it will be a good target to reach.
"For example, I could not say no to Dortmund and Jürgen Klopp, even if they do not make the Champions League. But the Champions League, I would obviously like to play, who would not want it?”
It's not hard to deduce that Newcastle are far from becoming a Champions League club at this stage, suggesting that, in the event of a potential bidding war, a switch to the North East will be below several of other options when the time does come for Wass to move on.