Sheffield Wednesday defender Dominic Iorfa says he was aware of reported interest in him from Watford but he is focusing on performing for the Owls, the Star report.
Iorfa was one of the Owls’ most sought-after players during the summer window.
According to the Independent, Watford and other league rivals were keen on Iorfa while an unnamed Premier League side launched an enquiry for him.
The former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender, however, remained at Hillsborough.
Commenting on the Hornets’ interest ahead of January, Iorfa says his focus is on the Owls.
“Nothing was really spoken about… I obviously see what was in the press and stuff like that, but for me my focus is always what I’m doing right now. I’m here, and my focus is on doing my best for the club. I don’t really pay attention to that, but nothing was said to me. I just saw what was said in the media, but nothing really entered my thoughts – I was just focused on doing the best I can here.”
Wednesday signed Iorfa from Wolves for a bargain £250,000 in January 2019.
Iorfa’s value would have increased significantly over the past two years, and his importance was illustrated last season as he won the club’s Player of the Year award.
The 25-year-old’s contract with Wednesday expires in the summer of 2022.
Current manager Tony Pulis, meanwhile, has tried the former England U21 international in midfield as he feels Iorfa has the physical attributes to play in a more progressive role.
The Owls will certainly look to keep Iorfa beyond January. However, their form must improve if they harbour hopes of retaining the player long-term.
Relegation from the Championship would likely see him move on from Hillsborough.
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