Prem interest flatters Gaitan
Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan is flattered by speculation linking him with moves to Manchester United and Liverpool.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 09/11/11 1:47pm
Argentine winger Nicolas Gaitan has admitted he is flattered by speculation linking him with moves to Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool.
But the Benfica star insists he will remain with the Portuguese club after recently signing a new contract until 2016.
Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly targeted the 23-year-old following his impressive UEFA Champions League display against the Red Devils in September.
However, Gaitan is purely concentrating on helping Benfica reach the competition's last 16 with victory over United at Old Trafford on 22nd November.
He said: "I am very lucky to play for a club like Benfica.
"I have been flattered by the rumours from the Premier League, but my desire is to remain with Benfica until the end of my deal.
"It's nice that Ferguson has spoken very well of me. But Manchester United is only in my head because it will be our next match in the Champions League.
"It's a big match and I want to go and obtain our pass for the second round."