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Koke's agent talks Barcelona, Chelsea rumors: "He wants to stay at Atlético Madrid"

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most promising young midfielders in all of football, Atlético Madrid star Jorge Resurrección, commonly known as Koke, has been the target of numerous transfer rumors. He has been a Colchonero player since he was a child, but with his world-class performances since the arrival of Diego Simeone in Madrid, Koke has been linked with moves to all European giants.

Barcelona is one of the clubs interested, and according to reports last week, the Blaugrana are set to make another huge offer for the Spaniard's signing. Premier League champions Chelsea have also been rumored to be offering a hefty sum to lure the player out of the Vicente Calderón. So Koke's agent decided to speak out on the issue, and shed light on what the player wants for his future.

"Today, he only thinks about Atletico. His stance today is to stay at Atletico Madrid, the deal with the club is extraordinary. We have no reason to think otherwise.  The buzz has always been there. We're talking about a TOP player, it is normal that big clubs want to sign him.

"He appreciates the affection of the fans very much. It was one of the turning points when he thought about his departure, which at the moment isn't happening."

Source: Fichajes via We Ain't Got No History

That obviously is the standard response of any agent, especially when their clients sign recent rich extensions with their current clubs. However, Koke himself has talked about the rumors, even before his contract renewal, and said that he wants to continue playing for Atléti in the future.