Freiburg defender Matthias Ginter has confirmed his intention to one day join a "big club" after learning of Manchester United's reported interest in him.
The 20-year-old was reportedly the subject of David Moyes' most recent scouting excursion after the United boss was spotted in attendance as Ginter's Freiburg held Hertha Berlin to a goalless draw last Friday.
Ginter has garnered a glowing reputation in the Bundesliga having already amassed nearly 60 first team appearances and his progress has been recognised at international level after being named in the Germany squad for Wednesday's friendly against Chile.
Although he is keen to avoid any discussions regarding his future falling into the public domain, Ginter admits a move to an established European club is very much on his radar.
"I am unable to publicly discuss negotiations; this should remain behind closed doors," he told SPORT1.
"It's definitely good to know great clubs are interested in my services. It's an honour to see clubs like this being keen."
"It's my goal to play for a big club one day in the future. This is no secret. It doesn't need to be Bayern Munich. Still, to play for a big club is the dream of every football player."
United are expected to add at least one centre half to their ranks in what will be a pivotal summer for the club. Inter Milan have announced their agreement with Nemanja Vidic with the Serb to link up with the Nerazzurri when his contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season.
Rio Ferdinand is also expected to leave the club when his deal ends, leaving the club with just three options at the centre of defence. The departure of the veteran duo suggests Moyes may look to add a more experienced head to his options but Ginter's meteoric rise in the Bundesliga could change those plans.