Ipswich Town left back Jonas Knudsen insists that he will have to consider his future with the club unless talks over a new contract begin in the New Year (East Anglian Daily Times article). The Danish international is out of contract at Portman Road at the end of next season.
Knudsen has heavily linked with a move away in the recent transfer window, with the likes of Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Stoke City being mentioned as potential destinations for the 25-year-old. The player says that given he now has a family to consider, he needs to have clarity over his long-term future.
Most players tend to ask similar questions upon entering the last 18-months of their deal, and Knudsen is the latest. Talking to the club programme recently, he states he may have a decision to make,
“I have played a lot of games here, have been professional and that is what I will continue to be.
“I get paid to play for the club and I’m under contract for another 11 months or whatever it is. I will continue to do what I have always done – my best for Ipswich Town.
“I have a family to take care of and I do think about what the future might hold. It is what it is though.
“The club have not spoken to me yet and all I can do is play as well as I can and then hopefully the owner (Marcus Evans) will be in contact. It’s his decision and we will see.
“In January I will only have half a year left and if it gets to then, I will have to look at things.
“It’s down to the club and what they want to do. I’m open to talk. I can’t really say anymore about that because I don’t know what the club wants to do.”
Should he become available or wish to seek a move elsewhere, there are likely to be many clubs not just in England, but some overseas, who would wish to speak to him. He has played over 125 times for the club since signing in 2015.