Australian free agent Mark Milligan says he has no preference about the location of his next club with getting regular football ahead of the 2018 World Cup his main concern.
Milligan, who turns 32 in August, is without a club after his contract with UAE outfit Bani Yas expired following their relegation.
It’s understood, Sydney-born Milligan has had interest from clubs in UAE, where his young family are settled in Abu Dhabi.
Al Shabab were reportedly close to signing Milligan in May, although the player’s agent Buddy Farah told FourFourTwo it was only speculation.
There would be no shortage of A-League clubs interested in Milligan’s services, while he could also look to fulfil a career ambition and play in Europe for the first time.
“I just want to be in a place where I can play the most football and be in the best possible condition come April, May next year,” Milligan said.
“There’s a few things that we’re looking at. I’m in no rush to make a decision at the moment.
“There’s a lot of things that come into the decision making process.
“I’m making sure I stay fit here and get ready for Tuesday night.”
The coach of Milligan’s ex-club Melbourne Victory, Kevin Muscat, will get a first-hand chance to convince him to return when he spends time with the Socceroos in Russia.
Milligan laughed off questions about Muscat trying to twist his arm in Russia and said the Confederations Cup representing a good stage to impress potential suitors.
“I want to put my best foot forward here in camp,” Milligan said.
“If we get a couple of good results, play some good football, I think it’d be good for a few of the boys.”