Neill to decide on future

11 August 2009 02:30
Australia international Lucas Neill is ready to decide where he will be playing football next season. Neill is currently a free agent and looking for a new contract after his deal with West Ham expired over the summer. The 31-year-old, who has been linked with Sunderland and Manchester City, has confirmed West Ham have an offer on the table and that he remains open to a swift return to Upton Park. However, Neill is refusing to confirm where he will end up, stating only that he is looking forward to resolving his future. Neill has offers from outside of England, although he leaning against having to settle in a new environment and tackle a new language. "It's been interesting, it's been a little frustrating as well, but at the same time exciting," Neill told Fox Sports. "There's a number of clubs who have shown an interest and my agents have been talking to them. "But I think we're down to the shortlist and I just want to get amongst it now and join a team and focus on the season ahead. "There's an offer [from West Ham]. And it's an offer that's on the shortlist, it's being considered. I'm very loyal to West Ham. "We are talking to two clubs outside of England. That's been the hardest one because it's a language barrier, it's a change of what I've been used to for 14 years. "So that decision takes a lot of courage to do but that's why I've taken my time because it's not something I take lightly."

Source: SKY_Sports