Andranik To Decide On Future

  • May 08, 2008 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton midfielder Andranik Teymourian says he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.

The Iranian international is out of contract in the summer and may be tempted to move on after making just nine appearances this campaign and just three starts.

Andranik moved to the Reebok in 2006 and made 21 appearances in his debut season, scoring four goals, including a memorable double against Wigan Athletic.

But since Sam Allardyce's departure from the club in April of last year, the 25-year-old has struggled to break back into the side under the management of both Sammy Lee and Gary Megson.

Contract negotiations between the player and club broke down in January and Andranik believes Megson has his reasons for not playing him more often.

"I know the problem is not related to my fitness or ability to execute on the field," Andranik told Iranian press.

"I am in the best shape of my life and I am more comfortable communicating with my coaches and teammates.

"I have spoken with Megson twice. He told me that considering the team's current struggle to stay in the top league, he prefers to use players that he knows best."

Despite his limited playing time since his move to England two years ago, the playmaker has no regrets about the move and insists other clubs are interested in his services.

"I have been approached by two English Premier League sides, one German Bundesliga, and one Spanish La Liga club, but will not make a decision until all the European leagues are finished."

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