Rosenior reveals a Champions League interest

IPSWICH TOWN: Liam Rosenior today revealed that there is no certainty that he would have signed a permanent Blues contract if offered one.

He says that his agent has this week been talking to a foreign club who have qualified for the Champions League and that he hopes to be fixed up soon.

The 25-year-old defender played on loan for Town from Reading from September to the end of the season.

Ipswich manager Roy Keane decided not to consider Rosenior for a place in his squad for next season.

And Rosenior says that suits him fine.


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“That’s football,” he said. “I’m ambitious and I want to play at the highest level I can.

“I had a chance to sign permanently for Ipswich last September, but I said no as I wanted to be exactly where I am now.

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“The Premier League is where I want to be and I think I’m good enough having played there before.

“There is interest, but if not it looks as though there will be good opportunities for me abroad.

“I came to Ipswich to get them into the top flight, but as it didn’t happen there is no certainty I would have signed a new contract if offered one.”

Rosenior played 31 games for Ipswich and scored one goal, but didn’t make a start after the defeat at Watford on March 16.

He came on as substitute at Newcastle in the penultimate game and his questionable pass led to a penalty within minutes of his arrival.

“I was happy with my form at Ipswich and thought I played well with one exception – at Watford,” added Rosenior whose father Leroy was a respected player and manager and is now a media pundit.

“Before the game at Vicarage Road I was being sick and I can’t think of another off day that I had.”

Rosenior is certainly not lacking in confidence in his own ability, and he is equally confident that Ipswich Town will do well without him.

“The manager will get it right,” he said. “Once he has the players doing the things he wants the improvement will come.

“After the first three months we showed play-off form so something was being done right – and with the players the manager has got it will only get better.

“I loved playing for Ipswich and loved the area and would like to come back one day.

“I’d like to thank Ipswich fans for their support and expect them to be watching a side that will reach the top six – even the top two – next season.”

Rosenior’s contract with Reading ends on June 30, with the Championship club indicating that they are not looking to offer him a new contract.

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