Andrade wants to stay in England

Argentine youngster Tomas Andrade wants to stay in England and play in the Premier League beyond his loan spell at Bournemouth, which expires at the end of the season.

The 19 year-old was signed by the Cherries from River Plate on transfer deadline day, but has not as yet made his debut in England's top flight.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has let Andrade develop in the club's under-21 side, waiting for the opportune moment to unleash a player who was voted as the best player of the tournament at the under-17 World Cup two years ago.

While the Cherries have an option to make the move permanent when the loan deal expires, Andrade says he wants to stay in England even if Bournemouth decide against offering him a new contract.

Andrade told ESPN FC: "I am very happy to be here. My dream is to debut in the Premier League. It would be something great, but if it doesn't happen, there's no problem — I am young, I have to go step by step.

"What I would like is the club to buy me permanently. I don't think about that [Bournemouth not taking up the option to sign him], but my wish is to remain in England.If it isn't where I am now, maybe another team will be interested in me. 

"I had been some weeks at Everton and if they showed interest in me other teams may do the same. I speak about it time to time with my agent and he is right there are much more leagues and teams in England than in Argentina. 

"And, as I have already got adapted to England I would like to stay in this country."