Former Yeovil Town loan defender/midfielder Max Ehmer has given a broad hint of where he would like to be for next season. The 19 year old would no doubt be welcomed back to Huish Park with open arms if the opportunity arose, after his 27 appearances for the Glovers in the 2010-11 season, and strong rumours last season suggested that manager Terry Skiverton had already asked former Glovers midfielder, and QPR Youth Team coach Marc Bircham if a return could be arranged.
Not too surprisingly, Ehmer has to think of his own career at Loftus Road, and the prospects of turning into a first team footballer for the Premier League newcomers. Speaking to the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle he strongly implies that if he does not make his parent club's 25 man squad for next season, that he would be looking to test himself at a higher level, in the same way that Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker did after he left Huish Park. Max explains:
"I enjoyed it there (at Yeovil) and now I am getting ready for pre-season at QPR. I’d like to be more involved in and around the first team squad, but it depends on who they bring in. Obviously being in the Premier League now has made it harder for me. So if it means me going out on loan then so be it. If that happens, then somewhere higher up in League One or in the Championship would be my preference."
Having had a taste of first team football, Max is getting the bit between his teeth, and he has set his sights on emulating Chelsea centre-back John Terry, saying that he admired the way that he played the game:
"John Terry is the player I look up to. The way he heads the ball, his passing, his tackling. And I play as a left-sided centre back too. I model my game on his."
Talking of Steven Caulker, having had another impressive season, this time on loan with Championship side Bristol City, it now looks as though the 19 year old will be aiming to take another step further in his efforts to establish himself as a Premier League player.
Premier League newcomers Swansea City have noted his performances over the last two seasons, and Chairman Huw Jenkins has told BBC Radio Wales that he wants to take him on a long term loan if Spurs agree to his terms:
"Steven Caulker is a player (manager) Brendan (Rodgers) is interested in bringing in and we're actually speaking to Tottenham about that, and we'll hope to perhaps conclude something this week."
Possibly the main issue for Spurs and Caulker will be that his season was cut short in March after he suffered a knee cartilage injury that required surgery. They will no doubt be wanting to fully confirm his full recovery from the injury before allowing him to head to the Liberty Stadium.
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