Malaga's Samu Castillejo ignoring Atletico Madrid and Tottenham links

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Malaga's breakout star Samu Castillejo stressed that he's ignoring all the transfer rumours and focused on his club.

Samu Castillejo has been a breakout star for Malaga this season and the 20-year-old's impressive and consistent performances have not only given him a call-up to the Spanish U-21 side but have put his name in front of Europe's elite clubs, who reportedly see great potential in the winger.

Tottenham and Atletico Madrid are both battling for Samu's services, according to the Mirror, but the Malaga-born star admitted to AS that he is nowhere near ready to consider his future and is putting all of his focus on representing the U-21 team and helping Malaga snatch up a place in Europe next season.

"Right now, my future is very clear. I'm only thinking about the U-21 side at the moment and when I get back to my club, I'll be thinking about Malaga," he is quoted as saying. "Nobody knows what'll happen in the future. I've always said that I'm happy at my club."

The news that Samu is content to stay at his current club is a cause for celebration among Malaga fans, who have seen countless stars sold off to cover the club's outstanding debts.

Meanwhile Tottenham, who were said to be preparing a £8 million bid, and Atletico Madrid may be forced to give up their pursuit of the promising youngster, as he went on to credit his work with Malaga as the reason behind his recent call-up and insisted that making his Primera debut with his boyhood club is truly something he'll never forget.

"Playing with the U-21 team is a dream come true and the truth is I got on fairly well. I felt very good throughout the 65 minutes I played against Norway. I think the fans really liked our style of play and we got a good result, which is the most important because we wanted to start off with a win.

"Right now, all my dreams are coming true, debuting in the Primera with my hometown club and now with the U-21s. It's a dream and I need to keep fighting for it."

Samu has been named a starter in 22 of the 26 La Liga contests he's playing this season, where he's scored just one goal.

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