Chelesa, Liverpool and Tottenham target insists he's happy in the Championship

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Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow has ignored interest from both Liverpool and Tottenham by committing his future to Stuart Pearce's side.

Darlow, 23, has established himself as Forest's first choice goalkeeper over the last two seasons, following loan spells with Newport County and Walsall. His impressive displays have caught the eye at the City Ground, with a whole host of clubs believed to be watching the former Aston Villa trainee.

The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been linked with multi-million pound moves to sign Darlow ever since the turn of the year, but with no bids coming in so far, Darlow is getting ready for the start of the new Championship season, which is just over a week away.

The talented shot stopper has pledged his future to Forest, and gave some refreshing comments from a youngster - he'd rather be playing week in, week out at this stage of his career rather than playing as a backup to the likes of Petr Cech, Simon Mignolet or Hugo Lloris.

"It is a compliment, isn’t it, being linked with Premier League clubs. But nothing has happened and I still have three years left on my contract here," said Darlow. "I am very happy with the club and I am very happy playing. When I am playing is when I am at my happiest."

"When you come out and play every weekend, you cannot beat that. I want to play football every week," he added. "I want that pressure of being in front of thousands of fans. That is when I am at my best, that is when I am happiest performing. So, yes, I am happy here."

With that, it seems that Darlow is set to stay in Nottingham for some time yet - but with interest growing and some viewing him as a future England international, it's clear that Darlow's long-term career lies away from the City Ground.

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