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Koke: I Worked Too Hard To Leave Atletico

Atletico Madrid rising star Koke has insisted that he will not be easily lured away from the reigning Spanish La Liga champions.

After an impressive season for Los Rojiblancos, in which he recorded seven goals and 15 assists in 58 total club appearances, Koke has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Chelsea, amongst other clubs.

"It’s very difficult that I can be convinced [to leave]," the midfielder told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.

"I have earned my place here and I have fought for everything that I have achieved. Right now I have nothing else to say."

The 22-year-old also noted that he was proud to hear the rumours of his transfer, because it meant his hard work was coming to fruition.

“You hear things and it’s a source of pride because all the hard work is paying off, but at the moment I am focused on the World Cup and not thinking about anything else," he added.

"I am trying to concentrate on the national team, I have earned my place here on my own merit.”

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo corroborated Koke's sentiments that he and other stars will be staying at the Vicente Calderon.

"We are not a selling club. We are a stable club," Cerezo told Foro Nuevo Murcia.

"And I insist: Koke wants to play for Atletico, he is our franchise player and will continue to be a Rojiblanco. There's nothing else to add."

Do you think Koke should stay with Atletico or search for greener pastures? Have your say in the comments section below.

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