Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has ruled out a summer move to Manchester United by insisting that he’s happy where he is.
The Spanish midfielder was one of the stars of the Rojiblancos’ impressive 2013/14 campaign, which saw them claim the La Liga title and reach the Champions League Final.
United have been monitoring the 22-year-old form much of 2014, and were linked with a £48m offer for his signature earlier this week.
However, the Madrid-born ace, who progressed through Atleti’s youth set-up, says that he’s happy at the Vicente Calderon, and that he has no intention of moving on:
“I’m happy here: this is my home, I’ve been at Atletico since a very young age and I feel very comfortable here.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“I have a long-term contract. It’s flattering for big clubs to be interested in you, but I’m really happy here.
“The way I see it I am an Atletico player, the World Cup is coming up and I’m focused on the here and now, not the future”.
Koke’s impressive displays booked his spot in Spain’s 30-man World Cup squad, despite him having only made his senior debut last year, but it is as of yet unclear as to whether or not he will make the cut when seven names are struck from the defending champions’ list before the competition starts.