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Schwarzer confirms Fulham exit plans

June 6, 2013
By ESPN staff

Mark Schwarzer has confirmed he plans to leave Fulham after they completed the signing of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma.

Mark Schwarzer
GettyImagesMark Schwarzer has played 170 games for Fulham since joining in 2008

Netherlands international Stekelenburg signed a four-year deal with the Cottagers on Wednesday to end the club’s long pursuit of his services. But that means that 40-year-old Schwarzer’s five-year stay with Fulham will come to an end.

Upon hearing the news of Stekelenburg’s signing the Australia international, who played in the World Cup qualifying game against Japan, said: “I've been hearing that for a while, so it's no great surprise and I'll be looking for another club.

“Nothing has been sorted at the moment, the Japan game was the most important thing on the agenda so I'm worried about the Australia games now.”

Schwarzer added that a switch to Australia's A-League was not an option because his family has settled in England.