Arsenal, Man Utd target Gauld not eyeing Dundee United exit
But he is looking to continue his development at Tannadice before he contemplates leaving for a big club in the UK or in Europe.
"At the moment I think I need to stay at Dundee United to progress," he told the Daily Record. "To be the best I can be, I need to be playing first-team games.
"Playing abroad would be the best culture of football for me to play in.
"If English Premier League clubs came calling now I would have to think what's best for me four or five years down the line.
"If I was to go down there I would have to seriously consider what my chances were of playing first-team football and if I was stuck in the reserves would I enjoy that?
"I can't just think that it is a big English club and I should jump at the chance to sign for them.
"I would really need to sit down and weigh it all up and think about what's best for me in the long term."
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