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O’Dea open to short-term move in January

By December 10, 2015No Comments
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Former Celtic defender Darren O’Dea says he’s keeping his options open in January after his latest stint in India.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a bit of a nomadic career in recent times, playing for teams such as Toronto in MLS; Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine and Mumbai City in India.

The 28-year-old is now a free agent and is weighing up his options but he says he hopes to have something finalised before January.

Asked if he would go back to India. he said: “Yeah, possibly their season is quite short so I’d need to wait until the summer to make that decision.

“I couldn’t do anything until January so who knows what that will bring.

“A short-term deal in Scotland? It would certainly be an option that would let me enjoy football, be at home and let me be able to pick up my daughter from school.

“It’s something I missed when I was abroad. I can’t predict where I’ll end up, I’m just back five days. I’ll take a break over Christmas and in the meantime keep looking.

“I’ve just finished the season and I’m fit as I can be. I’d like to have something lined up straight away in the new year.”

O’Dea also explained his reasoning behind his decision to play around the world.

“If you’re not going to win medals then you want memories. I realised when I left Celtic I wasn’t going to play for Manchester United or Barcelona and win Cups and leagues.

“There are only a very few players who get to do that so that’s why I probably ended up looking abroad.”