Apromising start to life at AC Milan has Gerard Deulofeu's former club Barcelona wondering whether they'd be able to recapture his services if the opportunity presented itself, although the winger is not considering the possbility.
A mainstay of the U23 side, Deulofeu is happy to have graduated from La Rojita to the senior national side.
"Barclona interest? If I don't think in the present, I'd lose my mind," Deulofeu said. "In football, I've learned to forget the past and the future will come as it may.
"Right now I'm only thinking about Milan and the Spanish national team."
His growth and development may be the reason the La Masia graduate has impressed his ex-club, as he is a far more intelligent player than when he started.
"I'm very happy here in Milan and hope to continue here," he added. "They gave me a lot of confidence when I arrived.
"I'm a more intelligent and consistent player that is now preparing matches much better beyond training."
This newfound consistency is why Julen Lopetegui has entrusted Deulofeu with a call-up.
"Because, I'm more intelligent on the pitch, I've found the consistency Lopetegui and I were after," he reaffirmed. "It was a big surprise to get the call and it makes me very proud to be with the national team.