Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes has admitted he still finds it hard to believe the hype when he reads reports linking him with a £5million move.
Rhodes has been in sensational form for the past couple of years and his performances this season helped the Terriers secure promotion via the League One play-offs.
A number of clubs higher up the football pyramid are believed to be monitoring his situation closely and speculation has suggested he could secure a big-money transfer.
However, Rhodes maintains that he will not become distracted by such speculation and will stay focused on his own game, while he says it is also important not to change as a person.
"It's very flattering when you see your name in the papers linked with big clubs. You dream as a boy you'll someday see your name in lights," Rhodes, who has been connected to West Ham, Celtic and Everton, said in the Daily Record.
"Now that I'm starting to see my name like that you don't actually believe it is real. I look at my name and don't think it's me they're talking about.
"Seeing my name with a £5million figure next to it is a bit strange and all a bit bizarre. Sometimes I look at it and I don't know who they're talking about.
"It's more important to maintain level-headedness and concentrate on what's important in life.
"My family and the people in my life are always going to be there no matter how good or bad my performances are. First and foremost it's about being a good person.
"It's not up to me what happens off the field or what figures people quote or write in papers.
"I'm just trying to do my best on the field. Off the field I just try and be the nicest person I can be."
Rhodes will line up for Scotland Under 21s against Bulgaria in a European Championship qualifier on Thursday and he is enjoying the challenge of international football.
He said: "It's been a crazy last 14 months for me since I first played for Scotland Under 21s in a friendly in Belgium.
"It seems like just two minutes ago I was first running out to make my debut for Scotland.
"It's been incredible and I owe a lot to all the people who offered me advice and help. I try to take as much of it on board as possible.
"I try to take the speculation in my stride and go with the flow. When I first played against Belgium I was going away for the first time and was very much star struck and overawed by the situation.
"From that moment on I decided not to think about things too much and try to allow my instincts to take over. It's about staying the same person I was brought up to be."