I am applying for postdoc in physics this year. Every place asks for a statement of research or research plan/proposal for the application procedure. I have been recently following papers on a very interesting topic of research. Although I have no concrete problem/question in mind. I cannot resist myself from mentioning this topic of interest. I was wondering if I can write something like the following in a statement of research :
"I am also very interested in X. I have been closely following the rapid progress in this direction and hope to contribute in recent future."
(I want this part to write at the end of my statement of research but these sentences don't sound nice to me at all!)