Newcastle Jets midfielder Song Jin-hyung leaves Australia today to undergo trials with French first division clubs.
The 22-year old South Korean will fly home briefly before travelling to France for two weeks of trials and then come back to Newcastle before hopefully joining a European club.
"I think I am ready for the next step," Song confirmed to the Newcastle Herald.
"My agents have organised the trials. I'm not sure which clubs but they are in the first division.
"I'll find out more when I get back to Korea."
Song admitted he has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Australia and said he would love to re-sign with the Jets if his France attempts failed.
"I have learned to speak English and have adapted to playing in Australia," he added.
"I have won a championship, played in the Asian Champions League and have become a better player.
"It is a shame we lost on Sunday. I was not happy with my game. I was a bit flat and tired [from the virus]. I wanted to do more.
"I'm confident of getting a contract in France but if things aren't progressing I want to come back to Australia.
"Plan B is to play again for the Newcastle Jets."