Trai Hume insists his only focus is on earning game time with Linfield as speculation mounts over is future.
Several cross-channel clubs, including Premier League outfit Burnley, are being linked with the promising defender.
Hume is contracted to Linfield until 2023, with manager David Healy warning clubs they will need deep pockets to lure the 19-year-old away from Windsor Park.
For Hume, the transfer speculation is just outside noise as he looks to continue his football career on an upward curve.
“I am just focused on Linfield,” he told Linfieldtv.
“Until anything happens I am a Linfield player and I am focused on Linfield and getting a run of games. And just enjoying the season.”
Hume spent last season on loan with Ballymena United and went on to play 29 times in the Premiership.
The 19-year-old quickly matured into one of the Sky Blues’ most consistent performers, showing maturity beyond his years to earn the trust of Showgrounds chief David Jeffrey.
“The experience at Ballymena was really good,” he added.
“Obviously I got 33 or 34 games, so getting that experience is what I needed. Now I am back with Linfield I just want to get a run of games.
“I feel I am developing as a player, and getting experience in the European games is a big bonus and a big push to hopefully get more games in the team.”
Hume says he “appreciated” the faith shown in him by manager Healy after making his European debut against Zalgiris Vilnius in the Champions League earlier this month.
He also started in Thursday’s brilliant 4-0 win over Borac Banja Luka in the Europa Conference League.
“I wasn’t expecting to play (against Zalgiris), but I just hope my performances are good enough to keep me in the team,” he said.
“The win over Banja Luka was a great performance from the lads. Winning 4-0 gives us a big boost going into next week’s away leg.
“I loved playing in front of the fans. There was a great atmosphere, especially when the goals were going in.”
And Hume had special praise for Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew who helped marshal the teenager through the game against Banja Luka.
“I had Jamie Mulgrew on my side and he helped me out. He was working his socks off to get out to their full-back,” Hume said.
“He is a great inspiration. He has made over 600 appearances for Linfield and 43 in Europe.
“It is great playing beside him, it helps you a lot.”