Martin ‘flattered’ by Manchester interest

In-demand Espanyol defender Aaron Martin is ‘flattered’ by interest from both Manchester clubs but ‘only thinks’ of his current club.

The 20-year-old left-back has enjoyed a sharp rise to prominence for the Catalan club and Spain’s Under-21 side, while his €30m release clause increases by a further €10m in June.

“The interest from other teams it flattering,” Martin told a press conference, as quoted by Espanyol’s website.

“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.”

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