Hearts defender Lee Wallace admits he hopes to one day seal a move to a Premier League club.
The 22-year-old full-back has no desire to move on any time soon, insisting he is happy at Tynecastle, but he has revealed that a switch to England is a long-term goal.
Wallace was linked with Ipswich and Middlesbrough during the January transfer window, before ultimately staying in Edinburgh.
Only time will tell how long Hearts can hang on to his services, though, with the Scotland international's reputation continuing to rise.
"In the future, it's always someone's ambition to play at the highest level, which is the Premier League," said Wallace.
"But that is something I see further down the line if it's possible and I'm still doing well."
He added: "It's everyone's ambition to play in the Premier League - they'd be lying if they told you otherwise.
"If you're doing well throughout your career and you're progressing well, the way you should be, then there's no reason why that can't happen one day."
While Wallace is content to remain at Hearts for now, any decision regarding his future could be taken out of his hands.
Jambos boss Csaba Laszlo is known to be working to a tight budget and he has admitted that he will be forced to sell before he can buy.
Wallace said: "Obviously, things are happening higher above than what we are in control of.
"It's just a case of that taking care of itself.
"But, as far as I'm concerned, it's Hearts for me."