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Victor Andrade eyes Premier League

August 4, 2013
By ESPN staff

Santos starlet Victor Andrade has set his sights on the Premier League with the young striker hoping to mimic the career of his godfather, former Manchester City striker Robinho.

Victor Andrade: The biggest name at this year's Copa Sao Paulo
GettyImagesAndrade has spoken of wanting to join the Brazilian contingent in the Premier League.

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The 18-year-old Andrade has just witnessed his former team-mate, Neymar, move to Europe in a €57 million move to Spanish champions Barcelona.

And with the World Cup in his home country next year, Andrade said it was time to joining the growing Brazilian contingent in England.

“Quite simply, I would love to play in Europe,” Andrade told the Mirror. “My godfather Robinho has told me of the great experiences he had at Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan. He told me how it made him a better player because playing in Europe means you must adapt to different styles and systems.

“I think it will be a great education for me. Everybody around the world knows about the strength of the Premier League.

“And many Brazilian players have done well when they have played in England. Players like David Luiz and Oscar at Chelsea and now Paulinho has gone to Tottenham to play alongside Sandro.

“It is a very exciting prospect for me. My dream is to play for Brazil in the World Cup and I believe that moving to Europe will help me because it will help my all-round game.

“I have no problem with Santos. They have helped me a lot. But I think the time is right for me to experience a change.”

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