Begovic Flattered By Interest But Happy At Stoke

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has claimed that he is flattered by reported interest in him, but he is happy to stay at Stoke to be successful.

Begovic has been in fine form this season, attracting interest from the Premier League big boys along the way, but it is clear that the Bosnian stopper is happy to stay with Tony Pulis and Stoke for the foreseeable future.

The Potters would bag a huge profit if they were to cash in on their ‘keeper in January but with three and a half years left on his current deal, it seems Begovic is going nowhere as the improving club do their best to hang on to their star players.

Begovic has dismissed the transfer talk as just speculation for now despite being flattered, but he also reveals that Pulis will not let him get carried away with his current form and he is extremely focused on continuing to push Stoke in the right direction.

“As far as I know it’s all speculation. It’s always nice when the biggest teams in the world are looking at you,” Begovic told the Stoke Sentinel.

“It’s a compliment, but it doesn’t mean anything.

“We keep our feet on the ground here and the manager wouldn’t let that change.

“I have three-and-a-half years on my contract and I am concentrating on playing and staying in the team and trying to help the team be successful.

“I am happy here so there are no issues with that.”