Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke has told the Oxford Mail that he would move away from the Kassam Stadium if the right club came in for him.
The 33-year-old has been told that there is no certainty over his number one position at the club, with experienced keeper Jamie Ashdown and young goalkeeper Max Crocombe both available for Michael Appleton.
Clark has been at the club since his arrival from Salisbury City in 2009, and is currently the club’s longest serving player.
He told the Oxford Mail: “In the discussion I had with the manager at the end of the season he said he couldn’t guarantee me first choice.
“I’m 33, I feel like I’m peaking and the next few years are massive for me. I want to be playing.”
Appleton sat down with the three goalkeepers, saying that one would have to leave come the new season, being in the shape of a loan away from the Kassam or a permanent transfer.
Crocombe has just signed a new deal, whilst Ashdown is considering a new one year contract with the club following his arrival earlier this year.
Clarke, who has made 267 appearances for the U’s said he’d be sad to leave: “I’m not desperate to leave because I’m having a hell of a career here and I would love it to continue, but football can change massively in a short space of time.”
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