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PSG's Marquinhos says 'every player dreams of playing in Premier League'

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos says "every single player dreams of playing in the Premier League" at some point in his career -- himself included.

Marquinhos' PSG will face Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League clash on Wednesday, and the Brazilian, who has often been linked to a move to Stamford Bridge, spoke of his admiration for English football.

"The Premier League is the number one best league in the world," Marquinhos told Squawka. "It's a very competitive football. There are not weak teams at all.

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"I think every single player dreams of playing in the Premier League one day. I'm no different, but I just try to go step by step in my career and at the moment I'm totally focused on PSG. Let's see what happens in the future."

The 21-year-old said he didn't have a preferred team at this point if he were to leave PSG in the future.

"I just like the league itself but I haven't got an English side that I follow closely," he added. "It'd be fantastic to have this opportunity [to play in England] one day, but now I'm focused on PSG."

Marquinhos and the PSG defence came up big on Wednesday at Saint-Etienne.
Marquinhos says he would like to play in the Premier League when his time at PSG is done.

Marquinhos is not only keeping an eye on England. The biggest story of the winter transfer window was the cash spent by the Chinese Super League to bring in foreign player, including Marquinhos' countryman Alex Teixiera.

But the defender believes the growing leagues in new marketplaces can only help the sport in the future.

"China have made it clear to the world what they are capable of," he added. "I think it might be the first step for a really global football, and not only Europe and South America as it is nowadays.

"China and also USA are investing a huge amount of money to bring in big players and we will see a different map of football sooner rather than later. I see it as something positive."

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