Fulham striker and former A-League Golden Boot winner Adam Taggart admits he doesn’t know where his immediate club future lies, as he heads into combat with the Olyroos this month with Rio 2016 shimmering on the horizon.
The 22 year-old Fulham striker has yet to make his senior debut after 17 months in west London, with injuries and ill fortune taking their toll.
But fresh back from a loan spell with Scottish Premiership strugglers Dundee United, Taggart has recovered his fitness and will be looking to attract the attention of new Cottagers manager Slavisa Jokanovic, from far away Doha this month, as he hunts the goals which could clinch Olympic Games qualification for Australia at the AFC Under-23 Championship.
Taggart has trained briefly under the man who led Watford to the English Premier League last season only to quit as contract talks broke down.
And while he knows a starring role for his country could aid his cause at Craven Cottage, he also realises he could just as easily exit the club during the January window.
Newcastle Jets, for whom he scored 16 times two seasons ago, have already been rebuffed in their bid to bring him back to the Hunter and Perth Glory are also keen to bring the Western Australian back to the club where it all began.
The gun forward, who is contracted until the end of next season, doesn’t pretend to know where his immediate future lies and said “The main thing for me is to get back to playing regular first team football.
“You never know what’s going to happen this month. Fulham have a new gaffer in and there may be an opportunity there but I really can’t say how things will go.
“I’ve had a few days training under him, so we will see.”
Asked if the A-League was a potential option, he replied: “Everything is an option. You can’t rule anything out, especially the situation I am in.
“But my long-term goal is to be playing regularly in Europe and I still think I have something to offer, whether that’s in England or somewhere else.
“My heart still lies in having a career in Europe and I will take the next few weeks away with the Olyroos and see what comes up, and what Fulham’s thoughts are.”