Midfielder Rostyn Griffiths has not made his mind up on his future destination next season but admits it will be sad to leave Perth Glory.
Griffiths, who joined Glory in January 2014, has made 25 appearances for the club in the 2014-15 campaign and is off-contract.
The 27-year old has been in impressive form for Perth in his holding midfield role, chipping in with three goals and setting up one, in what has turned out to be a disastrous season for Glory with the revelations of salary cap cheating.
“I’ve made my mind up I wanted to leave,” Griffiths told FourFourTwo.
“I just feel it’s a good time for me to leave the A-League before it’s too late.
“In light of all the recent situations and what’s generally going on in the A-League, I think it’s as good a time as any.
“Plus it’s always been an ambition of mine to play abroad. I haven’t decided exactly where yet, only that it will be in Europe if it all comes to plan.”
A Western Australian product, the midfielder came through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers before making his A-League debut with Adelaide United in 2009.
Griffiths played for North Queensland Fury and Central Coast Mariners before spending two years with Guanghzou R&F in China.
He said he is no hurry to sort out his future at the moment.
“I’ve had interest from a couple of different leagues in Europe but I’m in no real rush and would prefer to make any decision based on something that’s right for myself and where I’m at now,” Griffiths said.
“I would have loved to have won something with Perth Glory before I leave, but that’s obviously not going to happen now and that’s sad because we genuinely believed we were in with a chance.”
Asked about the futures of the rest of Perth Glory’s squad, Griffiths said he was unaware of what his team-mates will decide.
“I can’t speak on behalf of the other players at the club and what it is they want to do, but everyone has made aware of what they are and aren’t entitled to do,” he said.
Griffiths said pushing for a spot with the Socceroos is not driving his move to Europe.
“While I would of course still love to play for the Socceroos, it is no longer a driving force for what I want do with my club football,” he said.
“I make those decisions based on what’s best for me.”