LOUIS Thompson is not paying too much attention to the figure paid for his services by Norwich City.
The Canaries shelled out an initial £500,000 for the teenager on Deadline Day, with the price tag set to rise to in excess of £1million with the inclusion of add-ons, but Thompson remains grounded.
Having returned to Swindon Town on loan for the remainder of the campaign, he told Link Sport that his mind is on the job at hand – helping the Robins reach the Championship.
“I don’t think it is daunting,” he said. “You don’t really know what the figures are. You can read them but no one knows the truth, really, not even me. I’m just looking at opportunities and what I got. I’m pleased with the deal I got at Norwich and I’m even happier to come back on loan and finish what I started. It was a good deal all round.
“I think you’re stroking your ego a little too much if you start (looking at the price tag). I try to keep myself quite grounded about that. You do have a little look at it but you soon move past it.
“You come back into training and there’s a little bit of banter between the boys and it’s nice to be part of that.
“We’ve got a great bunch of lads here and it will be sad to see the back of them but in football you move on. You can’t always stay at a club for your whole career but it has been an integral part of my life, Swindon Town.”