Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has made it clear that moving abroad is not an obsession for him and that he'd be more than happy to stay in Germany.
The Germany international is continually being linked with Manchester United, but Neuer could very well stay in his native country, either at his current club or at Bayern Munich.
"I get the chance to travel abroad twice a year. During the summer holiday and again in the winter holiday. Is it crucial for a player to play abroad at one point? Some players seem to think so, but I disagree," Neuer was quoted as saying by Kicker.
Neuer added that it would be hard for him to leave Schalke, but stated that there comes a moment where he has to think about himself.
"I can't choose between loyalty toward Schalke and winning trophies elsewhere. One has to think about himself at one point. The most important things are being happy and successful," he added.
"I want to win the Bundesliga title at least once in my career. I'm a German international and play in the German league. I really want to win the biggest national trophy."
Neuer, who turns 25 on Sunday, has been Joachim Loew's first choice goalkeeper for the national side since Rene Adler's injury in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup.