Mark Reynolds is confident he is capable of playing for the Old Firm, but will not pressure Motherwell for a move.
The defender has been the subject of a failed £1million bid from Rangers after an impressive past season at Fir Park.
He is under contract to Motherwell until 2011 and has previously suggested he will stay at the club for another year.
Reynolds appears happy to allow his current club to decide his short-term future, but makes no secret of his desire to play at a higher level.
"Any young player aspires to play at a high level," said Reynolds. "Living in Scotland, and seeing Celtic and Rangers and what they do in the league every year, it's something that would appeal to any young player.
"The lure down south is there as well and it's something you would have to weigh up. But going to Ibrox or Parkhead would be a good move for any young player in Scotland.
"I'm confident I can play at the highest level. I believe I can make the step up.
"I'm contracted to Motherwell for another four years and in doing that I was able to give them an opportunity to get a fee for me.
"We will be playing European football next season and I'm happy at Motherwell.
"There could have been a few twists and turns, but the manager wants to keep the team together and there's no point living with the ifs and buts of what could have been.
"The ball's in Motherwell's court. I've committed my future to them and given them the power."