SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - FEBRUARY 21: Patson Daka of RB Salzburg celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between RB Salzburg and Club Brugge at Red Bull Arena on February 21, 2019 in Salzburg, Austria. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images )


The 22-year-old striker has attracted plenty of attention since joining Red Bull Salzburg in 2017 and is aiming to emulate Premier League stars

Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka has backed himself for big things in the future, saying he could go on to emulate fellow African stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The 22-year-old has been tipped to join the trio in the Premier League, having been linked with moves to Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal during the last transfer window.

Daka has started the current season in red-hot form, scoring 15 goals in 17 matches in all competitions for the Austrian side.

The Zambian has looked to the Premier League for inspiration, believing he could follow in the footsteps of some of Africa’s best.

“To see our big brothers like Aubameyang, Salah, Mane, it’s something that gives me the dream that I can also make it,” Daka told BBC Sport. “I can be like them. They are my inspiration, knowing that they also come from Africa.

“I think when people are making those kinds of comparisons, it’s great, looking at the status of Sadio Mane, the kind of football he plays and the kind of person that he is.”

Daka’s national team coach Milutin Sredejovic agreed with his star forward’s assessment that big things lie ahead.


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