Former Millwall forward Aiden O’Brien has admitted that a move abroad could be his next step after being released by the Lions after nine years of playing for the club.
The 26-year-old attacker has been with the club since he was a teenager and was recently told of the club’s decision earlier this month, thus bringing an end to his largely successful spell at the New Den.
An experienced player at several levels of the Football League pyramid, O’Brien will undoubtedly have several offers put forward to him over the course of the summer transfer window, with Republic of Ireland international having been put in this unique position for the first time in his career.
Speaking to the South London Press, O’Brien was quick to outline that a move abroad could well be a possibility this summer:
“I’m not really fixed on that kind of stuff, because I could end up being abroad.
“There’s a few options that pop up and you think ‘I hadn’t thought about that – it might be good’
“It’s all about what is going to benefit me.”
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O’Brien made a total of 226 appearances for the Lions, notching 44 goals in the process, thus making him a regular at Championship and League One level over the years.
The forward certainly finds himself in a position of confusion after what will have been a shock to system for the 26-year-old after spending the large majority of his professional career at the New Den.
However it is worth noting that O’Brien wasn’t always a regular starter for the South London club, thus opening up the possibility of the player potentially establishing himself at a new club next season.
All in all the attacker won’t be short of options this summer and is sure to have plenty to weigh up over the coming months before committing to a new club after what was an emotional exit from SE16.