EURO 2016: Transfer talk will not unsettle Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood

Oliver Norwood
Oliver Norwood

Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood is refusing to let transfer talk divide his focus at Euro 2016.

The Reading player has been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, with Bournemouth, Hull, Burnley and Swansea all reportedly looking at the 25-year-old.

But with Northern Ireland currently preparing for a historic clash against Wales in the first knockout round of Euro 2016, the former Manchester United trainee is refusing to take his eye off the prize.

“I’m playing in the Euros, I’m just enjoying the experience and the buzz of playing at this level,” he told Press Association Sport.

“How could you let your mind wander on to other things? Whatever happens to me will take care of itself.

“For me this is about having a good tournament and giving everything I can for Northern Ireland, like I have done in every single game.

“I want to embrace this tournament fully because in years to come we want to be talked about for what we’ve done here and you can only do that by being fully focused on what you’re doing.”