Martin flattered to learn of interest from Manchester rivals United and City

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The Espanyol defender is delighted to hear that top clubs are closely monitoring his progress, but insists he is no hurry to make a move elsewhere

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.

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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.

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“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.

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