Chelsea star Willian admits he “dreams” of one day playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Barca head to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash with Antonio Conte’s side.
But the 29-year-old, who has been a reported target of Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, fuelled speculation he could be off to Spain as he heaped praise on the La Liga giants.
The Brazilian told YouTube channel Resenha Delas: “I think they are the two biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“They are the clubs with the most visibility, it’s everyone’s dream to play for these clubs.
“Of course there are other great ones, like the one I play for, Chelsea, and PSG, other greats.
“But these two are different. These are two that everyone has the dream to play for.”
Willian warmed up for the Barca clash with a double in Chelsea’s comfortable win against Hull in the FA Cup last Friday.
But Conte’s change of formation with Eden Hazard the main supporting act to striker Alvaro Morata, has seen Willian fall down the pecking order this term.
And if the attacker who moved to Stamford Bridge in 2013 from Anzhi decides to return to his homeland to end his career, he reveals he has considered an emotional return to Corinthians where it all began.
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Willian continued: “Sometimes it comes in my head (to return to Corinthians).
“I would like to finish (at that club) and play at least one more year.”
The Blues first leg clash with Barca is followed up by tough trips to Manchester United and runaway leaders Manchester City in the league.