​Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke said he thinks manager Diego Simeone will fulfill his contract at the Spanish club, despite suggestions he could leave the club in the near future.

Simeone has guided his side to two Champions League finals and a unprecedented league title during his tenure in Spain's capital city, but has been linked with a move away from Madrid recently, with Arsenal one of many clubs reportedly monitoring his situation.

According to ​Marca reports, the 46-year-old, who has a contract with the club until 2018, will honour his current deal if his midfielder Koke is to be believed


Koke was speaking to a group competition winners at a club event, when he said: "(Simeone) has a contract and I think he wants to fulfill it." 

Simone, who himself has ​previously cast doubt on his own future, had been touted as an eventual successor to legendary boss Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, who has yet to be offered a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium.

Fans also asked the Spain international about Alessio Cerci, who has finally returned to the Atletico squad after multiple loan moves away, and Koke says his teammate is ready to commit to the cause.

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"Cerci is looking forward to the moment he will return from a complicated injury,

"He wants to win at Atleti and will give his best because it's been difficult and he works very hard."

Atelti currently sit sixth in La Liga, just one point off fourth place. However, their title hopes look to be all but over already with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla creating considerable distance between themselves and the chasing pack.