Swansea’s Ashley Williams keen to play in Champions League.
Arsenal target Ashley Williams has admitted he aspires to play in the Champions League.
The Swansea captain has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, with the Gunners short of defensive cover following an injury to Thomas Vermaelen.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners have only offered £6m for the 28-year-old, with Swansea valuing the Wales international at double that.
When asked about Arsenal’s interest, the former Stockport stopper refused to be drawn on a move away from the Liberty Stadium.
“Its all very flattering, but you take it with a pinch of salt because you see a lot written and you never know what to make of it,” he said.
“I just take it as a compliment. You must be doing something right, whether it’s true or not. I try to leave it there.”
But Williams bid admit an aspiration to play in UEFA premier club competition in the future.
“All players with any kind of ambition want to see how high they can get, whether that’s with their team – which has been the case with me at Swansea – or whatever really.
“If I sat here and said I didn’t want to play in the Champions League, that’d be a lie.
“But at the same time, I’d never disrespect a team I play for and say ‘that’s it, I’m desperate to leave’ just after a story in the paper. I’d never do that or think that.
“As professionals, like you guys, you want to see how far you can go in your career and competing for titles is where everyone wants to be. However you get there is a different story.”