Ante Coric admits he thought he'd be at Liverpool or Manchester City by now

Croatia's  Ante Coric is pictured during a training session on the eve of the team's opening match for the Euro 2016 European football tournament at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June...

The Croatian international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Croatia's  Ante Coric is pictured during a training session on the eve of the team's opening match for the Euro 2016 European football tournament at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June...Croatia's Ante Coric is pictured during a training session.

Croatian midfielder and perennial Premier League target Ante Coric has recently been speaking about his career. The midfield maestro has been linked with plenty of Premier League teams in recent times.

In August 2016 Sky Sports reported how Tottenham and Everton were both keen on the signature of the player and had been in contact with his club Dinamo Zagreb.

Liverpool and Manchester City have also been linked. A year ago The Sun reported that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was a big fan of the player and wanted to sign the talented midfielder whilst also reporting that Manchester City wanted to buy the player for a fee of £10 million.

Anderson Hernanes (R) of Juventus is challenged by Ante Coric of GNK Dinamo Zagreb during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Juventus and GNK Dinamo Zagreb at Juventus Stadium...Anderson Hernanes (R) of Juventus is challenged by Ante Coric of GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Now Coric has admitted he expected to be at such a team by now. He told Sportske Jutarni:

“On the one hand I'm happy, I do not have to complain about my career. I am only 20, I'm Dinamo's youngest scorer in Europe, I have four trophies, I was at the European Championship in France, I scored a few goals against Hajduk Split in the derby ... If you told me three years ago that would be so, I would not believe I would be so successful.

"But on the other hand, I thought I would play Manchester City or Liverpool today. But I am fine with Dinamo. I mean well ... Of course, I always want to play more, be better than I am.”

It was an interesting comment from a player who, has reportedly, rejected moves to the Premier League in the past.

Bayern Munich's midfielder Sebastian Rode (L) vies with Dinamo Zagreb's midfielder Ante Coric during the UEFA Champions League football match between Dinamo Zagreb v Bayern Munich at the...Bayern Munich's midfielder Sebastian Rode (L) vies with Dinamo Zagreb's midfielder Ante Coric

This season has not been Coric’s best. The youngster has not played over an hour in a single game for the Croatian side and that dip in playing time will no doubt concern interested teams such as Liverpool or Manchester City.

Time will tell if he does go on to become the star player many have expected him to become. But for now, Coric needs to get back to his best for Dinamo before a Premier League move falls into sight.

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