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Duff seeks move to MLS or A-League
16 Apr 2014 16:04
Damien Duff will end his five-year association with Fulham this summer, with the winger contemplating a move to Australia or the United States before returning home to SSE Airtricity League.
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After spells with Blackburn, Chelsea and Newcastle, the 35-year-old moved to Craven Cottage in August 2009 and that season helped the Whites to the Europa League final.
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Duff has made 173 appearances in all for the west Londoners, although February's appearance off the bench in the FA Cup fourth-round exit to Sheffield United looks to have been his last for the club
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A knee injury has brought this campaign to a premature end and, once recovered from surgery, he is planning to move in search of "something new" at the end of his contract.
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"I'm up at the end of the season," Duff told the Irish Times. "The club haven't spoken to me and I haven't spoken to the club but we don't need to speak: I'll be leaving Fulham. I've had a great time here but that's football.
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"I've had a few whispers from here and there but I'm just trying to get this [injury] right first.
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"I've looked at the Australia or America thing for a bit, it would be a different way of life, a different league; I think life's too short just to be stuck in the rat race, if that's the right phrase, over here so I'd maybe like to taste something new before I go back home."
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Duff would like to do a "year or two elsewhere" before plying his trade in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, with the winger admitting former Republic of Ireland team-mate Robbie Keane, now of LA Galaxy, has suggested a move to Major League Soccer.
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