Vicente Iborra has offered his thoughts on the recent interest shown by West Bromwich Albion, who reportedly made a firm approach to Sevilla for the 27-year-old.
Speaking with Estadio Deportivo about the transfer offer, the defensive midfielder explained: "I've read about it, but all I can say is that I'm happy at Sevilla and I hope to stay here for a long time."
Just over a week ago, the Birmingham Mail claimed West Brom had held talks with Sevilla. Subsequent reports in Spain from El Desmarque suggested a bid of around £6 million, was firmly rejected by the back to back Europa League winners.
Iborra has both personal and professional reasons, for why a move to England and The Baggies isn't amongst his priorities right now, as he expressed his desire to remain in the Andalucian city.
He pointed out: "This is a fantastic city, my family is very happy here. At both a personal and sporting level, I think I'm making really good progress by being at a great club like Sevilla. Here, I can win trophies and keep improving as a footballer."
Powerful displays throughout the 2014-15 season inevitably attracted a wealth of interest. Even treble winners Barcelona have been linked, based on reports from Marca in June, although Iborra is taking it all in his stride.
"Things like that signify you're doing well and have had a good season." He noted of the Barcelona rumours, concluding: "I played well last season, but my club is Sevilla."
"This is the team I'm committed to, where I'm very settled and happy. Nothing other than staying here at Sevilla and doing well, has gone through my mind." Iborra underlined, assuring that he has absolutely no intentions of leaving the Sanchez-Pizjuan this summer.