Mark Schwarzer is contemplating life away from Craven Cottage as he seeks first-team football to prolong his international career – and has revealed that Fulham have not restarted discussions over a new contract.
The 40 year-old, who is keen to represent Australia at next year’s World Cup in Brazil, is out of contract at the end of the month and has publicly stated that he would want to be considered as first choice at Fulham next season. With the Craven Cottage goalkeeping picture clouded by the expected arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma next week, Schwarzer could well be coming to the end of a successful five year stint with Fulham, which included a run to the Europa League final in 2010.
Schwarzer, who turned down Fulham’s initial offer of a new deal last month, is currently preparing for Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Jordan on Tuesday and is confident that his club future will be sorted sooner rather than later.
There’s no new developments; there’s no new discussions; there’s no nothing. I’m confident my club situation will resolve itself one way or another. Something will be sorted out – I’ve got no worries about that. I’ve got no idea at this stage where I’m going to be. I’m open to anything.