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Ricardo Pepi: “I want to play for 3 or 4 years at Real Madrid, they are the top of the world”

The 18-year-old FC Dallas and US National team striker spoke about his admiration for Los Blancos

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Ricardo Pepi is one of the most sought after young talents in all of world football. The 18-year-old plays for MLS side, FC Dallas, and has reportedly attracted interest from Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Liverpool, Ajax, Fiorentina, and Wolfsburg. Despite many big European clubs looking secure Pepi’s signature, there is one club that is on his mind. In an interview for 90 Min Football, the young player publicly revealed his dream to one day play for Real Madrid.

“I always tell my parents, and I always tell my agent that my dream has always been to play for Real Madrid,” Ricardo Pepi explained. “Before I retire, I want to play a couple of years at Madrid. Not months, I want to play at least three, four years at Real. They are the top of the world”

Up to this point there has been no reported interest in the US international from Real Madrid. The 18-year-old may need to prove himself in Europe before Madrid come calling. Though, Ricardo Pepi, like many other players, places Real Madrid as the zenith of football.