Derby County right-back Jayden Bogle has said that he did not pay much attention to Premier League interest in his services during the January transfer window.
Jayden Bogle has said that he did not consider leaving Derby County during the January transfer window, despite interest from Premier League sides.
It was reported during the transfer window that Premier League pair Burnley and Bournemouth were both interested in bringing in the 18-year-old, with £8 million being the fee mentioned. But, the interest never really waivered the concentration of Bogle.
“I didn’t really pay much attention,” Bogle told the Derby Telegraph.
“My main focus was here with Derby and that’s where I want to be at the moment. I am just trying to give my all to the club.”
Bogle’s words can only come as music to the ears of Derby County fans.
So often, youngsters playing in the football league jump at the chance to play in the Premier League as soon as they can, showing immaturity, perhaps. But – just as his performances have done this season – Bogle’s concentration on his football at Derby goes to show that he holds a maturity beyond his years, a crucial ingredient in a recipe for success.
The youngster’s choice to stay with the Rams also goes to show to effect of manager Frank Lampard and how his arrival has impacted the club. Upon his appointment, Lampard made it known that he would be more than willing to show confidence in his young players, giving them first-team opportunities when warranted.
Now, with Bogle starting at right-back for the majority of the season, he has shown that he is willing to repay the faith shown by Lampard by remaining with the club.
Both Derby fans and Lampard will be hoping that the right-back’s words can be carried over into the new season, as Lampard continues to leave his mark on the club in his first professional management job.