€20m United target flattered by link


Alejandro Pozuelo is focused on becoming an idol for Real Betis, rather than joining Manchester United.

The 20-year-old midfielder is regarded as one of the finest young talents currently operating in Spain, and is also reported to have attracted admiring glances from Barcelona.

According to skysports.com, Sir Alex Ferguson has shown an interest in Pozuelo, and previous reports have claimed United could launch a January bid for his services.

And, although the youngster is flattered to be linked with a move to Old Trafford, he has no intention of joining United.

"Of course it is flattering, but I have always been a Betis supporter and I just want to stay here and become a great player for Betis," Pozuelo said.

"I would prefer to become an idol here where I am from, in Seville with Betis because that is the team that I love.

"To do this I have spent a long time fighting my way up on dirt pitches in grounds with no lights. All I ever wanted was to play for Betis."

It has been claimed the likes of United and Barca would have to pay a potential €20 million to buy Pozeulo out of his contract, with his release clause tempered by number of number of appearances.

And Pozeulo has confirmed that is release clause is indeed the aforementioned figure, although it is something that does not concern him.

"Yes, that is the deal, but these things do not worry me. They are dealt with by my father and my agent," he added.

"There were days when things were very bad for my family and myself because of this, but luckily it is now sorted out and now I feel happy."

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