Arsenal and Man City target Sime Vrsaljko insists he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid, despite a miserable start to life in Spain.
The Croatia international has started both of his country’s World Cup qualifiers over the past week – victories against Kosovo and Finland – but has made just one appearance for Atletico since moving to the Vicente Calderon in July for a reported €16million.
The full-back is seen as the long-term replacement for veteran Juanfran and Vrsaljko has no intention of rocking the boat so early in his Atletico career.
The Premier League duo were linked to the Croatian during the transfer window before he eventually chose the La Liga club, but has made just one league appearance and is already being talked about for a move elsewhere in January.
“I’m not thinking of leaving Atletico,” he told El Mundo Deportivo. “I do not want to talk too much about my situation, of course I want to play more, but things are the way they are. It depends on me working hard and showing the coach what I’m worth.