Wolves defender Cameron John has admitted that being touted as a transfer target for other clubs while on loan at Doncaster Rovers is “nice to hear”.
The 20-year-old defender has been restricted to just seven appearances so far this season for his club due to an ankle injury, yet he is still being rumoured to join another club soon.
After making his first return to football on Saturday, he scored a vital equaliser for the club against MK Dons.
Following the game, the press discussed how over the next few months could be busy for him, with previous rumours in September suggesting that both Leicester City and Crystal Palace could be in the queue for his signature.
The young defender reiterated that his main focus remained on Donny, however, he did admit to being slightly flattered by it all.
He told Doncaster Free Press: “I’m just here to play football at the end of the day so I can’t be worrying about outside noise.
“I’ve just got to focus on my performances on the pitch.
“I’ve heard about it, people have told me, and it’s nice to hear.
“But in the present I’m here to play games, to play football and hopefully I just keep performing well.
“Whatever happens in January or in the summer, that’s what happens.”
For Wanderers supporters, his future must be a bit of a difficult one to weigh up as the data pool is so small for his previous appearances. However, with the club having to play midfielders Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker at centre half, it’s a bit surprising the club don’t seem to be more keen on John, especially considering the interest he has gathered.
From his games so far this season, he has been pretty impressive. An average of 7.06/10 according to WhoScored makes him have the second-highest in the Rovers squad.
While his contract is set to expire at the end of this campaign, the club does have the option of extending it for another year, so that could be a good option for them if they want to loan him out again to a higher level to see if he’s capable of the Premier League.