Motherwell striker Ross McCormack's potential move to Wigan in the summer is merely a 'stepping stone' for the Scotsman.
With Middlesbrough and Hearts also chasing the Scottish Under 21's signature, McCormack wants to use the summer transfer to go onto a Premier League giant - like fellow countryman Alan Hutton.
"Alan's move from Rangers to Spurs is the classic example," he told the Daily Mirror.
"Steve Bruce (Wigan manager) has told me he doesn't mind if I use Wigan as a stepping stone to a bigger club."
However the youngster's current boss, Mark McGhee, has urged McCormack to re-think the possible move to the Latics and set his sights higher.
McGhee told Skysports that the highly-rated hitman should not make any hasty decisions to move if they cannot encourage him to remain at Fir Park.