Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has suggested that he could consider a move to Spain or England in the future, but is adamant he will still be at the Bundesliga club next season.
The Champions League semi-finalists picked up the industrious midfielder for a fee of just €4 million in the summer of 2011, and the 22-year-old has established himself as a key figure in Dortmund's vibrant side, anchoring the midfield alongside Sebastian Khel, behind the attacking trio of Mario Gotze, Marco Reus and Jacub Blaszczykowski.
The former Nuremberg midfielder has become an integral part of a Dortmund squad that has attracted the envious glances of a number of European giants. Speaking to Bild, Gundogan admitted that it had always been his dream to ply his trade in the Premier League or La Liga, but is no rush to leave the Bundesliga club just yet.
"It is not reprehensible to answer such questions (regarding a future career in England or Spain) with a 'yes," Gundogan said.
"Everyone has a childhood dream on what he would like to achieve one day and my dream was always to play in England or Spain."
Gundogan's comments will have piqued the interest of the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United, who have been linked with a number of midfield targets throughout the season.
But the Germany international has no plans of abandoning Dortmund in the foreseeable future, and envisages a stay at Signal Iduna Park beyond his current contract, which has another two years to run on it.
"I am 100 per cent sure that I will still be with Dortmund next season," the midfielder continued.
"Rumours do not really affect me. I still have two more years on my contract with Dortmund and I know what I have at this incredible club.
"It is very likely I will sign a new contract, although it obviously depends on how talks go."