Koke happy at Atletico

Amid speculation around his future at the club, Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is desire to remain a part of the set up at Vicente Calderon Stadium.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move away from Los Rojiblancos, with Manchester City and Manchester United rumoured to be lining-up bids to secure the 24-year-old's signature.

However, Koke, who has made over 250 appearance for the Primera Division club since 2009, has poured cold water on the reports.

"To be an Atleti player is the best there is. You always have to be Atleti, in the good times and in the bad," Koke said on Onda Cero's Al Primer Toque.

"Atleti is special. It is a family, everyone supports one another.

"I am not looking for more money, I am happy where I am, I am in my home.

"I am playing for the team that has looked after me since I was very little. A lot of times you don't move for money.

"For a hundred and something years Atletico Madrid has been among the best.

"How can I leave? Why would I want to lose all of this?"

Diego Simeone's men are preparing to face arch-rivals Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League on Saturday, and the central midfielder says everyone is fully aware of what is at stake, having lost 4-1 in the 2014 final.

"We know that to play in the final of the Champions League throughout your career is something incredible, and we will play in two and truthfully it is very emotional," Koke added.

"[Madrid] were champions two years ago and nobody is going to take that away from them. This is a new opportunity that all Atletico players want to take with all the enthusiasm in the world."

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