Croatian goalkeeper Karlo Letica has admitted that he turned his mobile phone off after seeing recent rumours linking him to Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old, who claims he was surprised when he saw the news, plies his trade at Croation side Hadjuk split and is understood to be on the brink of forcing his way into his country's World Cup squad despite only playing a smattering of matches for his side.
He's now a starter, though, and if he can string a few more good performances together, he will definitely give himself a shot at boarding the flight to Russia later this year.
"In truth, the news surprised me.
The player's agent, Sinisa Soso, has rubbished all rumours of a move, claiming that the player is only concerned with the development of his career at the moment and isn't in a hurry to make a big move.
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"So what if we talk to Real Madrid?" he asked.
"Karlo isn't in a hurry, he is playing for Hajduk with continuity and that is the most important thing.