SC Heerenveen's teenager sensation Daley Sinkgraven has stressed his desire to eventually make a move to La Liga.
19-year-old SC Heerenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven appears set to snub reported interest from Manchester United and Liverpool in his signature, claiming he wants a move to “one of the big clubs in Spain” in the future.
After a breakthrough 2013-14 campaign, the Netherlands Under-21 international has made another impressive start to this season, with his performances said to have attracted the attention of United manager Louis van Gaal, who reports claim is aiming to bring his compatriot to Old Trafford as soon as this winter.
The likes of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid have also been mentioned as potential suitors, but the teenager commented last month that a switch to fellow Eredivisie outfit Ajax might be the most practical move at this point in his career.
"I see it is a compliment that such big clubs are interested," he told Dutch paper Omrop Fryslan.
"I would first prefer to play at the top of the Netherlands. I think it is too soon to move to a foreign country. Ajax would be a nice step."
Now Sinkgraven has added that, when the time does come to move abroad, he would like to join the likes of Barca superstar Andres Iniesta in La Liga.
"It would be very nice if I can ever play at one of the big clubs in Spain,” he told De Telegraaf.
"I often watch Andres Iniesta and other big stars that appear on my TV, and observe how they play. I hope to also be that great.”
Heerenveen are bound to be inundated with offers for Sinkgraven once the winter market opens but, whatever United and Liverpool have planned, a transfer to England doesn’t appear to be at the top of his agenda.