Rangers star Nicolas Raskin has revealed his “ultimate dream” of playing for English Premier League giants Chelsea.
The Belgian midfielder admits he decided on a move to Ibrox as it would be the best stepping stone to an eventual move to Stamford Bridge.
Raskin has been one bright spark for Rangers in recent weeks amid back-to-back defeats against Celtic that leaves them facing a trophy-less season.
He was one of two January signings brought in by Michael Beale alongside fellow midfielder Todd Cantwell and both have been seen as relatively successful buys during a season to forget.
But, despite only four months in Glasgow, the 22-year-old isn’t planning on sticking around in Scotland for any lengthy period, with one eye already on a move south.
Speaking to Brussells publication La Derniere Heure, he said: “My ultimate dream is to play in the Premier League with Chelsea. Playing in Scotland struck me as a good intermediate step.
“But Rangers are still a big name in British football. Before they came in for me, I had approaches from Club Brugge and Genk.
“But I think it would be a mistake for me to play for another club in Belgium, as Standard will always be the club I love most.
“Other clubs were interested in me as well, but Rangers’ interest was the strongest.”