Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United right-back Luke Ayling has said that he was unaware that there was interest in his services over the course of the summer transfer window, adding that he is determined to help the Whites win promotion to the Premier League.

Over the course of the summer transfer window, it was reported that Luke Ayling was one of four players that Leeds United rejected transfer approaches for. The interest and pressing issue of his deal prompted the club to tie him down to a new four-year contract, much to the relief of Leeds fans.

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Now, the right-back has been discussing the interest in his services, saying that he was completely unaware of the interest in his services until managing director Angus Kinnear’s deadline day interview was published. Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Ayling said:

“You hear things all the time, just through other people and whatnot. But my agent never came to me and said we’re thinking about this offer. I didn’t actually know there was an offer come in for me until I read the piece and I was tagged in a few things.

“That was never really on my mind to leave. I’ve started something here and I want to stay until it’s completed. Our aim is to get up this year, there’s no doubt about that.”

Ayling, 28, missed the majority of the opening stages of the season through injury but made his return to action against Millwall prior to the international break, making his first start of the season at The Den after a brief cameo appearance against West Brom. Now, the right-back will be hoping to press on and help the club fulfil their goal of winning promotion to the Premier League.

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