Former Arsenal centre-back Sol Campbell is being lined up by the British Conservative party as a shock candidate for London Mayor.
The defender met with representatives for the Tories in December and though it is unclear what was discussed, the Sun speculates he could be in-line to replace Boris Johnson in 2016.
When asked about the news, Campbell was understandably coy but said that he was “definitely” interested in the role.
Adding: “We’ll see what happens. A few more conversations have to take place.”
Campbell has a well known fondness for the right-wing political party, saying previously that he has ambition to be a Conservative MP. He’s also slammed Labour leader Ed Miliband saying the party had been “morphing into modern day Communists” under his leadership.
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The ex-England international has also said he is hoping to see more MPs and politicians from ethnic minorities.
Currently there are only 27 black and minority MPs in the UK Parliament and would need to increase by almost 100 to be representative of the country as a whole.
“The voters need to see someone who can connect with them,” said Campbell.