There is a growing swathe of interest in Ruben Rodrigues at Notts County, with the player producing some impressive football at his current side.
With these transfer links only increasing, the club’s boss Ian Burchnall has now spoken out to Nottinghamshire Live about it, claiming that he ‘doesn’t think too much about’ this new interest in some of his team.
The 25-year-old has looked incredibly sharp in the National League so far this campaign and has already produced seven goals in just 13.5 lots of 90 minutes – which averages out at just over a goal every other game.
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The forward seems to be getting better and better with each passing season and the interest therefore is only growing in his services.
However, Notts County boss Ian Burchnall has remained tight-lipped about a potential move away for the player in January, claiming that he isn’t thinking about it, despite Rotherham and Lincoln scouts keeping tabs on the player.
Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live about whether a side may swoop in for the forward when the winter window opens, Burchnall said: “There might be (offers), but they’re our players.
“We are really ambitious with what we’re doing as a club and we’re all in a good place. I don’t think too much about that. I only think about trying to get stronger.”
The National League boss then isn’t focused on the potential bids that may fly in for the player in the turn of the year and is only thinking about getting his side promoted.
However, it is something they may certainly have to contend with soon. If Rodrigues keeps putting on a show each week for the club, then the interest is only going to continue to rise in his services.
Ruben Rodrigues perhaps represents somewhat of a risk for EFL clubs, especially those in the Championship. With no prior second tier experience, it would be a big step up for the player and he would have to be given some time to adapt.
That being said, it by no means indicates he would be a bad signing. Some of the best talents in the league came from non-league and there is no shortage of hidden gems luring below the EFL.