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Thwaite unsure of future with Melbourne Victory

On-loan Melbourne Victory defender Michael Thwaite is uncertain over his playing future in Australia. Thwaite is on loan to the Victory from Norwegian club SK Brann until the end of the current A-League season and would like to extend his contract in Australia.

But in order to do that he would need to obtain a release or a loan extension which his club may not agree to.

Another option would be to seek a permanent deal with an Australian club but salary caps in the A-League would not allow the move.

"There's options for me; one to stay in Australia and one to go overseas," Thwaite told the Herald Sun.

"My wife is pregnant and it's going to be a big decision for me, one that's not made right now.

"Brann will be in full control of that. I'm contracted to them and it's hard because I don't think any Australian club has the capacity to pay a transfer fee.

"My managers are working on that. It should be completed soon.

"I'm heading towards staying in Australia, but wherever I can play regularly, enjoy the game and be happy," Thwaite added.

"It was tough when I wasn't playing in Europe.

"Wherever you're happy, that's the main thing. Right now I'm happy in Australia."

Andrew Slevison
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