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Saudi speculation not worrying Degenek

Socceroo Milos Degenek says he's 100 per cent focused on Australia's Asian Cup campaign despite speculation he's set for a big money move to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi speculation not worrying Degenek

Socceroo Milos Degenek says he's 100 per cent focused on Australia's Asian Cup campaign despite speculation he's set for a big money move to Saudi Arabia.

Socceroo Milos Degenek has heard the talk linking him to a potentially lucrative move to a Saudi Arabian club.

The Red Star Belgrade defender is reportedly on the verge of joining Saudi giants Al Hilal.


It's a move that could set Degenek and his family up for life - but for now his future has been put on hold as he helps Australia defend their Asian Cup title in the United Arab Emirates.

"If I was back at home or in my club I would be worried and thinking what am I going to do?," Degenek said.

"But at this point I'm here with the national team. I'm here to win a trophy - my first major trophy with the country - and I'm not going to be focused on what to do about the club or where am I going to play."

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a stellar time at Serbian club Red Star, facing off against European heavyweights Liverpool, Paris St Germain and Napoli in the Champions League.

Socceroos boss Graham Arnold has urged caution to Degenek over the switch, but stresses he won't tell the defender what to do.

As well as speculation over his future, Degenek says he's paid no attention to mounting pressure back home following Australia's disappointing 1-0 loss to Jordan in their tournament opener in Al Ain.

"Never in my life have I paid attention to what people say around me because it's not important. For me it's important what this family here says, and what my family back home says," he said.

"This is a little setback in this long journey that we want to embark on and win this trophy."

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