Serie A: Brazilian defender Marquinhos insists he is not eyeing an exit from Roma
Highly-rated defender Marquinhos insisted his immediate future lies with Roma despite speculation linking him elsewhere.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 05/06/13 5:36pm
The 19-year-old Brazilian is reportedly on the radar of Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid after impressing in his first season in Serie A, whilst Manchester City and Chelsea have also been linked.
However, he insists that he is not looking to secure a switch away from the Italian capital, and is happy with the way things are going.
"I want to respect my deal with Roma," he told Globo Esporte.
"I still have four years on my contract and I don't think about the market."
The young centre-back does acknowledge that there has been interest in capture, but leaves all that to his advisors.
"It is normal that offers and rumours come in please me," he added.
"But I leave it to my agents. I think only to play."