Aaron Martin admits interest from Manchester rivals United and City is “flattering”, but insists he is happy at Espanyol.
The 20-year-old full-back has seen his stock rise considerably on the back of a number of eye-catching performances for his club and Spain’s Under-21 side.
A number of teams across Europe are now closely monitoring his situation, with leading outfits in the Premier League among the many suitors of a man who currently has a €30 million release clause.
Martin is delighted to learn that he is a talent in demand, but has sought to play down the mounting exit talk by committing himself to Espanyol.
He told the club’s official website: “The interest from other teams it flattering.
“But the truth is I am only thinking of Espanyol and I am very happy to be here, I feel that I am improving here and I enjoy helping my teammates.
“It’s important for me to play every week and to help the team, to keep pushing myself to improve as a player in the top league.
“My rise into the first-team has not changed me as a person, I like to keep m feet on the ground and continue to improve.”
Martin is tied to a contract in Catalunya until 2020.
He agreed to that deal before making his La Liga bow, with a promotion to the senior fold at Espanyol only secured in 2016.