Leeds United captain Ross McCormack has confirmed he was the subject of a deadline day bid from Premier League Cardiff City, but insists he remains fully committed to the Championship club, reports Sky Sports.
Deadline day saw Leeds controversially sack manager Brian McDermott, following a proposed takeover from Massimo Cellino, while the Yorkshire club also rejected a £4million offer from the Bluebirds for their captain.
McDermott has since been reinstated as manager, and 27-year-old McCormack insists he is happy to remain at Leeds and grow in his role of club captain.
“To be honest, (a move away) wasn’t that close at all. Cardiff made a bid for me and the club turned it down,” McCormack said.
“There were a few more bids made for me, but the club said I wasn’t for sale at any price. You have got to respect the decision, get your head down and get on with it.
“I think I showed where my commitment lies on deadline day when I found out the manager got sacked.
“I could have handed in a transfer request and forced through a move to Cardiff but I didn’t do that, because I’m happy to be at Leeds United.
“I love being at the club but that’s the industry we’re in. Managers change but the football club stays.”