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Ex-Villa, Bolton defender Samuel keen on England return after Esteghlal stint

Esteghlal defender Jlloyd Samuel says he would be open to an England return if it were possible.

The 31-year old former Aston Villa and Bolton man joined the Iranian club in January and has been offered a new one-year deal to remain but he is open to the possibility of heading home so he can be back with his family.

"It's hard at times because when you come home from football and you've got your kids and your wife and everything there, and they're running around, it helps out, whether things are going good or bad," he told Sky Sports.

"For myself, I come home to a lonely house, a lonely room, and you start to think sometimes.

"They want me to go back, but who knows what the future holds. I'm back here and I'm free and I'm looking around for a new challenge maybe. But if things are right I'll go back."

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