Harry Kewell insists he is not greedy and says he would reinvest money back into Australian football if he comes to the A-League.
The former Leeds United, Liverpool and Galatasaray winger continues to be linked with a move to Australia’s domestic competition with some people suggesting he is greedy for asking for a different type of contract which would see him make more money if he can attract crowds to away matches.
Kewell has also been accused of asking for special treatment for his wife Sheree but he has made it clear that he has not sought out favours whilst revealing that he plans to pump any money made from away games into an academy for young players.
“I've heard things said to make out I'm being greedy,'' he said. ''That 'he's demanded this' or 'he's demanded that'. I even heard I was supposed to be asking for things for my wife.<>
“If that's what people want to think, that's fine. But I would like to think they would hear my side of the story before they make up their mind.
''It's always been my plan to reinvest the away game money to start an academy for young players in Australia,'' he added. ''That's been something I've wanted to do for some time.''