Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo’s big dream is to play for his perent side at Stamford Bridge after the London-born striker came up through the ranks of the English giants’ youth system.
The 22-year-old star is yet to represent the Blues senior team and has been out on loan since the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Earlier in August, the centre-forward signed a new contract with Frank Lampard’s outfit and then joined Cercle Brugge on a one-year loan deal.
The Belgian club confirmed they have a ‘purchase option’ to make Ugbo’s loan stay permanent.
After spending the last term on loan at Dutch side Roda JC, the attacker admitted he is enjoying life in Belgium.
Ike also stressed Cercle Brugge having Paul Clement as their boss influenced his decision to join them on loan.
“I am getting better adapted to Belgian football,” Ike said, as reported by Het Laatste Nieuws.
“There is football here harder and faster than in the Netherlands, but I feel that I am developing better and better at Cercle. I’ve also gained strength, yes.
“It is also very important for me to know that Paul Clement believes in me. His presence at Cercle was one of the main reasons why I chose to [come on] loan to this club.”
He has been shining in the Jupiler Pro League and has seven goals in 10 matches this season. The player, who enjoys going out on loan, has a long-term vision and that’s to succeed with the Blues.
“I love those loans for one season, always end up in a new environment and you have to prove yourself,” Ike explained.
“But my ultimate ambition remains to get my full chance at Chelsea and to be able to play football at Stamford Bridge. I’ve been there since I was nine and have always dreamed of breaking through [at Chelsea].”