Date: 21st January 2015 at 4:14am
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Axel Witsel commits a horror tackle on Marcin Wasilewski

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has recently caused speculation by noting how he’d like to join one day.

The Belgian international was quoted:

‘It’s true that I like the Premier League, because it is one of the league’s in the world, for me, together with and Spain. It is a very good league, it is a crazy league. A lot of my colleagues play there, but we will see.

‘I am still young, only 26. We‘ll see in the future. I have always liked Manchester from when I was young.’

While do need a combative midfielder Louis Van Gaal may be put off signing Witsel by the fact he once committed a horror tackle on Marcin Wasilewski while playing for Standard Liege in 2009. Wasilewski was left with a broken leg as a result of the challenge which resulted in an eight match for Witsel.

It may have been a long time ago, but Van Gaal could be reluctant to sign a player who commits such tackles, sometimes wanting to play for isn’t enough to make it happen. Watch this space….