Leno reveals lofty dream

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has set his sights on becoming one of Europe's best – and believes Real Madrid can help him achieve that dream.

The Germany international has seen his stock rise since joining Leverkusen from Stuttgart in 2011, his performances earning him international recognition four years later.

Leno was previously linked with a move to the Spanish capital after catching the eye during his team's Champions League campaign, and he's keen to emulate compatriot Marc-Andre ter Stegen by making a name for himself in La Liga.

The 25-year-old has revealed a desire to play abroad after spending eight seasons in his homeland, with the Santiago Bernabeu his dream destination.

"It is now my goal to become one of the best goalkeepers around in Europe," he told T-Online.

"We are regularly playing European football with Leverkusen, but it remains my dream to one day play for a major club abroad. And Real Madrid are the team I have supported since my childhood."