Saturday May 07, 2016. 09:24
Nigerian striker Fanendo Adi has insisted he is not bothered by talks linking him to a summer move away from Portland Timbers.
READ: Fanendo Adi bags MLS Player of the Month
AfricanFootball.com understands English Premier League side West Ham lead the chase for the big target man.
Adi, who has scored seven goals in eight starts to open the 2016 MLS season as joint leading scorer, told Oregunlive TV that he is focusing on his job with the MLS champions.
"It's good to have interest from other clubs, but as a player, you just have to stay humble and very focused because when you get those things in your mind, in your head, it distracts you a lot," Adi said.
"For me, I just try to keep my head screwed on and focus on the next game. I'm still here and until those offers come through, so far we don't know anything going on."
The 25-year-old Adi said he is delighted to be named the MLS Player of the Month for April and said it will boost his confidence.
"It's beautiful," Adi said. "When I came in this morning, the coach told me about (the award). It's good. It's good for my confidence. It's good for the confidence of the team."
Adi has recorded 32 goals and eight assists over 66 regular season games since joining the Timbers in 2014.
He is tied for third in MLS in goals scored over that time and also leads the league in multi-goal games during that span, with 11 MLS-career braces.
"It's just about the team," Adi said. "When you play alongside guys for quite some time and you try to understand how they play and how you also play, it's much easier. We play as a team."
By Olusola Alao