Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has admitted that 'sooner or later' he will move to the Premier League or the La Liga, the two he considers the best leagues in the world.
The Portuguese international was subject to failed bids from Arsenal during the summer transfer window, but has now opened the door for a move in the future. Arsene Wenger was keen to bring in a top quality defensive midfielder, but failed to do so after balking at the asking price
Carvalho had earlier revealed that he was content at remaining with Sporting, following their insistence on interested clubs meeting the £37.5m release-clause in the players' contract.
But the 22-year-old midfielder has now admitted that despite being happy he does have ambitions to play in the big clubs around Europe and is sure that if he continues to perform well on the pitch, his dreams will be realised.
"I would not say I was disappointed [to stay], but despite being very happy at Sporting, we all have ambitions and I hope one day to be playing in the best leagues in the world, the English or Spanish," Carvalho said, as quoted by Goal.
"It did not happen this year, but if I continue to do my job as I have been doing for sure that sooner or later it will happen," the Portuguese midfielder added.
Various clubs were interested in his services, but were put off by the hefty price being demanded by his current employers. However, Carvalho understands his club's position of wanting top value for their prized asset.
"I understand the proposals, but I think that there was no value for the clause and therefore they have been refused," Carvalho concluded.