Schwarzer confirms summer exit from Fulham

The 40-year-old goalkeeper is now keen to look for opportunities elsewhere after the arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma, but has ruled out a move to the A-League
Veteran Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has confirmed he will leave the club this summer following the arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma.

The 40-year-old's contract expires in the summer, bringing an end to five years at Craven Cottage, having moved to west London on a free transfer from Middlesbrough in 2008 and says he will now be looking for first-team opportunities elsewhere

"I've been hearing that for a while," he told reporters in reaction Stekelenburg's signature. "It's no great surprise and I'll be looking for another club.

The Australian is currently back in his homeland with the national side, and expects to sort out his future after the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Jordan and Iraq, but has ruled out the possibility of joining an A-League club.

"Nothing has been sorted at the moment, the Japan game was the most important thing on the agenda so I'm worried about the Australia games now.

"Not at this stage, no. My family's settled and the kids are in school and I wouldn't [move] my family anyway."