Schwarzer tells Middlesbrough to make him offer

These are the sentiments of the man himself as he prepares for upcoming Socceroos qualifiers.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the 'keeper said, "I did have a very long conversation with Gareth Southgate (Middlesbrough manager) last week and he expressed that desire to me, that he wants me to stay at the club. I told him I hadn't made a decision yet and he fully understands that position."

"Now they've stepped up and said they want to keep me, I told him it's up to the club to work out a deal."

Schwarzer has been at the North Yorkshire club for over 11 years, and has raised his children there, but is prepared to move anywhere in order to maintain his grasp on the first choice goalkeepers spot for the Socceroos.

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