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Orlando star Dike plays down transfer 'noise' amid Leeds, Newcastle links

United States striker Daryl Dike has said he is ignoring the transfer 'noise' after his successful loan spell with Barnsley.

The Orlando City star, 21, scored nine goals through 22 appearances for the Tykes last season.

Leeds United, Newcastle United and Watford continue to be linked with Dike, but the man himself isn't fazed by the hype.

He has told MLS Soccer: "For me, all that stuff is kinda extra noise.

"Obviously for me I've been blessed to go on the experience at Barnsley and play with the national team as well.

"I've had lot of experiences and I kind of told myself from the beginning I want to bring back everything that I've learned about the new culture, learned about the new style of play and come back here and kind of see how I've grown as a player.

"In terms of all the extra things happening, that's just something when the time comes.

"For me right now, it's focusing on acclimating back to the team and seeing how I can be able to affect the games in the next couple of weeks."

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