AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has confirmed that he does not know what the future holds after failing to nail down a starting place in Neil Ardley’s starting line up this season according to Get West London.

The 33 year old heavyweight striker nicknamed ‘The Beast’ has made just 20 starts for The Dons this season and the player has struggled for form so far in 2016.

Akinfenwa is something of a journeyman in English football having played in the Football League with no less than 10 different clubs and the striker is not ruling out adding an eleventh club to that list next term.

“I haven’t had as much playing time as I would have liked this season” the player told Get West London. “I feel good, I feel strong and I feel fit. I’ve still got the fire in me to play more games, so that factor will have to come into my decision.”

“We haven’t spoken about next season yet, but I do want to play more, so we will see what the future brings. We’ve still got exciting times here, so let’s finish them first, then I will sit down with the club in the summer.”

Akinfenwa turned down offers from two MLS clubs to remain in English football last summer and the striker has admitted that while he was tempted by the offers last season, a move to the USA appeals less this time round.

“America was an option last year but the time wasn’t right. I’d just had a little boy and the family wasn’t ready to move with me. I’m less excited about it this year as I’ve got a lot of stuff going on over here, a lot of businesses. Where I’m meant to be next season, I’m meant to be.”

Akinfenwa has more than 500 Football League appearances under his belt and will offer a wealth of experience along with plenty of physical ability to his potential employer next season.


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