Espanyol coach Rubi is confident of the commitment of Mario Hermoso.
The defender is being linked with a return to Real Madrid.
"This is a situation that is talked about a lot, but we don't contemplate it," Rubi said of the rumours linking the centre-back with a return to Real Madrid.
"The agreement is for him to be here until the end of the season.
"If things change then we'll analyse it.
"He is very comfortable here and we'll keep working for it to stay this way.
"The intuition is that Real Madrid won't push for him, but what is ultimately decided will be explained at the time and not two months beforehand, when it could affect the player's performance."