‘Screwed up’ Cabellos not thinking about future

Dani Cabellos was so distraught by Spain's loss to Germany in the final of the U21 European Championship that he is unwilling to discuss recent links with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The Real Betis playmaker's performance at the tournament has been so impressive that a bidding war appeared to be brewing between the two giants of Spanish football.

Real Madrid have long been known to be tracking the 20-year old and reports published by Marca on Friday suggest that Barcelona were also considering a late bid for the player's services.

Prior to Friday night's final, which the Germans won courtesy of a Mitchell Weiser header, Cabellos was enthusiastic but restrained when discussing the reports.

“I feel relaxed about the reports,” he told AS. “Right now, my future is with Betis. I have three years left on my contract, and I’m relaxed."

When the topic was raised again after the heartbreak of the loss, Cabellos' response was of a much different tone.

"I'm screwed up and I do not think about the future now," Ceballos told reporters. "I want to disconnect, spend my holiday with the family and, after a couple of weeks, I'll start to see proposals and think about my future.

"I want to relax and go unnoticed for three weeks.”

Cabellos was honoured with the Player of the Tournament award and featured alongside fellow Spaniards Saul Niguez and Marco Asensio in the Team of the Tournament XI.