Billy Gilmour admits he is dreaming of becoming an English Premier League star after completing his £500,000 to Chelsea from Rangers.
The Scotland youth international midfielder put pen to paper on a deal with the champions on Tuesday.
The 16-year-old reckons going up against some of the best young talent in Europe at the Blues youth academy is the perfect environment for him to develop.
Speaking to the Scottish FA, he said: “It’s always been my dream to go to the Premier League and what better club to go to than the Champions?
“They have a very successful youth set-up and I’ve always wanted to play best v best. All the best players are at Chelsea so I want to go to the highest standard and see where it takes me.
“I want to be at a football player at a really good standard and be the best I can be.”
The teenager, who came through the Grange Academy Performance School, took part in first team training sessions with Rangers last season and admits he has experienced striker Kenny Miller to thank after being taken under his wing.
He added: “At first it was a bit scary, going around with some of the guys you’ve watched on TV since you’ve been a wee guy.
“Training with them, talking to them, having lunch – it started to get surreal.
“I enjoyed it very much. All the players were very good, mostly Kenny Miller helped me through all my training sessions and with turning up to the games.
“He helped me a lot, telling me what I could be doing better. Jason Holt was also a good help as he plays in my position.”