We have noticed you are using an ad blocker
To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.
Real Betis sensation Antonio Adan says he is ignoring reports linking him with a move to the Premier League, as his focus is solely on helping his side avoid relegation. The Spaniard has been heavily linked with Liverpool in recent times after it emerged he has a release clause of just €8m (£6.3m, $8.8m) in his contract.
The former Real Madrid goalkeeper, 28, is proving to be one of the sensations of this La Liga season. No other goalkeeper has as many saves in the league this campaign, and many are tipping him to secure a spot in Spain's national squad for Euro 2016 alongside the legendary Iker Casillas and Manchester United's David de Gea.
The Spanish publication now claims Liverpool are "serious" in their intentions to secure the keeper and have made an opening approach to Betis regarding a move at the end of the season. The report says there are more Premier League clubs monitoring the situation, but the Merseysiders are the top contenders due to their potential.
However, asked in an interview with Cadena Cope about those reports, Adan said: "I don't even think about that."
"I think that if I distracted myself thinking about that sort of thing my performances would drop and I'll be making a mistake. In football everything is changing constantly so I just need to live in the present... "
Betis technical secretary Alexis Trujillo recently admitted he was concerned that a Premier League side could meet the player's release clause in the summer, suggesting the club were ready to reward him with a new deal to increase that buy-out fee and convince him to stay at the Benito Villamarin stadium instead.
But Adan said: "I renewed my contract recently and the two sides were happy with the terms of the agreement, so there is no reason to change it now or anything like it. The club have not told me anything about that or that they are concerned [about his low release clause]. I'm still working to achieve the season's target [of avoiding relegation]."