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Dan Adshead explains choosing Rochdale over Man Utd, Man City

Dan Adshead is happy staying with Rochdale.

The Sun says both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Everton are all keen. Not to mention Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

But he celebrated his 17th birthday in September by signing a three–year deal with Rochdale to keep learning under boss Keith Hill.

Adshead said: “I've been at Rochdale since I was eight. I know most of my new team-mates at England level are at much bigger clubs and all the things that can go with that.

“But I've learnt my football here and this is where I believe I have the best chance of making myself a success.

“What's most important to me is I'm getting game time in league football, not playing in academy games.

“It was fantastic, unbelievable, to score that goal on my debut. When it happened it was like slow motion and I'll never forget that moment.

“But I won't forget my roots either or how Keith Hill and all the coaching staff at Rochdale have helped me.

“My experience shows you don't have to be at a Premier League academy to make progress in the game."

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