Notts County goalkeeper Fabian Spiess insists he is fully focused on life at Meadow Lane despite reported interest from Manchester United.
The 18-year-old stopper made his senior debut for the Magpies against Portsmouth last night (Tuesday), keeping a clean sheet in his side’s 2-0 win at Fratton Park after impressing off the bench in defeat to Leyton Orient at the weekend.
Spiess has built his reputation outside the top four divisions, impressing whilst on-loan at non-league Lewes and Corby Town, as well as in his parent club’s youth team.
It’s led to speculation over a move to Manchester United, as well as interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. However, the teenager isn’t letting the transfer talk go to his head.
"You can't lose your head just because someone says Manchester United want you," he’s quoted as saying by This is Nottingham.
"I'm a young goalkeeper and I'm really happy at Notts and determined to take my chance. It's all down to me and I can't wait for the next few games if the manager picks me."
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t afraid to gamble on young keepers, with Luke Steele, Ben Foster and David De Gea three players who had differing levels of success at Old Trafford.
How Spiess would fair at Manchester United is up for debate, but the youngster appears happy with life in League One, and is eager to make his mark for Keith Curle before looking towards the future.