Benfica defender Andre Almeida has told YouTube show Mega Hits that he holds a dream of playing in the Premier League for either Liverpool or Manchester United.
The right-back has been with the Portuguese giants since 2011 and is a vastly popular figure at the club.
The Mirror have previously linked Almeida with a switch to Leicester, Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Brom.
It would appear that the 28-year-old has bigger fish to fry, however, stating his desire to turn out for Liverpool or United.
He told Mega Hits: “I always had a dream of going to the Premier League.
“For their history, I really like Liverpool or Manchester United. I also like Real Madrid or Barcelona but I prefer the Premier League.”
Almeida drew short of issuing a come and get me plea, however. He added that he might not have the required quality to tempt one of his desired clubs into a move and also stated how happy he was with Benfica.
He continued: “I would not have the ability to play all the starting games.
“Firstly, I have the best of both worlds; I belong to a European colossus and I already welcome it.
TBR Verdict – Almeida living in a dream world
The man with eight caps for his country might want a switch to Anfield or Old Trafford but it seems highly unlikely he’ll get his wish.
Liverpool, in particular, have Trent Alexander-Arnold in Almeida’s position and it’s easy to see why he questioned whether he’d be good enough to start every game.
With 251 appearances to his name at Benfica, he has the perfect opportunity to write himself into the club’s folklore and it seems unlikely he will depart any time soon.
Manchester United will always have the pull of being a big club, but it’s perhaps a testament to Jurgen Klopp that despite so long without a league title, players still recognise Liverpool as a sound place to play football.
Almeida can live in hope, but at 28 the ship looks to have sailed on his ‘dream’ move to the Premier League.