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Dundee United's Neilson eyeing move abroad

Dundee United defender Robbie Neilson admits he would to get a move to a club in mainland Europe if it were possible.

The 31-year old centre-back suggests he could leave Tannadice Park in the summer and although a return to England is more likely, he is keen to play in a warmer climate somewhere else in Europe.

"I will wait and see what happens in the summer but there are not many three or four-year deals going around with the situation in football at the moment," the former Heart of Midlothian and Leicester City man said.

"I have not spoken to the manager about staying here but ideally I would like to go back down south.

"It is all right saying that though, it's about getting down there and a team you want to go to.

"It is not great living away from the family but I needed a chance to get back playing and am glad I took it.

"My wife would prefer to stay in England as she enjoys it there but I'd like to go abroad. She doesn't know that yet though!

"I want to try something different in a foreign country. I'd also like to get into coaching at some point and it would be good experience to have played elsewhere.

"I hope to play for three or four years more at the highest level but I would like to go somewhere sunny and warm."

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