FC Porto midfielder James Rodriguez insists it is too early to consider a move onwards from FC Porto, despite recent speculation linking him to Premier League giants Manchester United.
Rodriguez, 21, has started the season in fine style in Portugal, scoring seven goals in ten league games, as well as impressing greatly for a Colombia side playing fine football under new manager Jose Pekerman.
Links to Manchester United are no new phenomena for the youngster. Indeed, the rumours have circulated for some time, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson believed to be an admirer of his talents. Rodriguez, though, insists that he is not interested in discussing rumours, with Porto the best location for him to continue his footballing development for the time being.
“I am a Porto player and I am very happy to be,” Rodriguez told French website Top Mercato. “I hear many things, but I am under contract at Porto and my only goal is to do my best for them. I am living in the present and I am not thinking of leaving. It’s still too early to consider it.”
Asked about recent compliments from the likes of Carlos Valderrama and Faustino Asprilla, Rodriguez added: “I am very happy to receive the compliments of such great players who have made their mark on Colombian football history. It’s an honour for me.
“I want to try to become the best player possible and why not one of the best in the world. I am still young and I need to work hard to achieve my best, but I am willing to make sacrifices to get there.”