Decision time: Oar chews over top flight offers

Tommy Oar has confirmed he’s received offers from top flight clubs in Germany, Italy, Spain and England and expects to make a decision on his new home in the next fortnight.

The 23-year-old Socceroos winger is a free agent after electing not to renew his contract with Dutch club Utrecht.

After a short break with his girlfriend following Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan where he scored the winner, Oar has spent the past few days packing up his things in Utrecht.

Oar admitted that he would have liked to have completed a transfer by now, but is ensuring he and his agent Michael Jansen makes the best decision for his career.

“I’ve definitely got offers but I’m not rushing it,” Oar told FourFourTwo.

“I want to make sure I go somewhere where I’ve got the chance to play. I don’t want to go somewhere and then have to go on loan after six months.

“Making that decision comes down to a combination of talking to the coaches and how they see you fit in and whether the philosophy of the club is agreeable to my style of play.

“I’m not really sure which direction it’s going to go but I’m looking at a couple of options in different countries in Europe, specifically Germany, Italy, Spain and England.”

Oar won’t travel to meet with those clubs, but will rather make his decision informed by over-the-phone conversations with coaches.

Most European clubs in the aforementioned leagues will have commenced their pre-season training regimes in the next fortnight, with Oar hoping to decide before then.

“Ideally I’d like it to be all sorted before pre-season starts but the important thing is I make the right choice,” he said.

“All things being equal that’s the most likely situation, this week or next week it’ll be sorted.”

The former Brisbane Roar man wouldn’t confirm which clubs he was talking with, but confirmed they were “more or less top flight clubs”.

He also confirmed he wouldn’t be joining Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam who were previously linked with him.

“There was always a lot of press about it, but the interest was never 100 per cent concrete,” Oar said.

“Whilst I was flattered by the interest, it was nothing I ever considered because there was no offer to consider.

“My main focus is outside of Holland, so that’s not something that has crossed my mind.”