Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti has welcomed reports linking him with Aston Villa, claiming he has always dreamt of turning out in the Premier League.
The Congo international is currently on the books of German second division outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf, but he is being strongly linked with a January exit.
The highly-rated defender is enjoying an eye-catching 2011/12 campaign and is expected to make the step up into a higher division in the near future
A switch to England has been touted, with Villa said to be leading the hunt.
The 25-year-old admits he would struggle to turn down such an opportunity, with the speculation having turned his head.
"My dream is to one day play in the Premier League," Lukimya-Mulongoti told Sky Sports.
"I am flattered by the link with Aston Villa as they are a great club.
"I am trying to improve so that one day I can go to the Premier League and play against all of the top strikers that are there."