Is Melbourne City the last hurrah for ex-Stoke City goalkeeper?

Former Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen could postpone his retirement after being linked with a move to Melbourne City.

Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet reports that Sorensen, 39, is expected to sign a one-year deal with the A-League outfit in a farewell stint to the game.

Sorensen eanred more than 100 caps for Denmark and made more than 400 appearances in the English top-topflight.

But in recent years has been restricted to Cup fixtures and a back-up role at Britannia Stadium.

He left Stoke at the end of last season and is currently clocking up the miles in America as part of a charity bike ride to raise funds for Kids Aid.

City are in need of another goalkeeper with Tando Velaphi the only experienced shot-stopper on the books since Andrew Redmayne was released to join Western Sydney Wanderers.

But the move could be seen as an unnecessary indulgence. It would mean giving up one of the club’s two remaining visa spots to a former international whose best years are well behind him.

Velaphi, 28, performed above expectations for City last season, keeping the most clean sheets in 2014-15 after Sydney FC’s Vedran Janjetovic.