Raphael Maitimo has revealed that he would consider a move abroad following the unclear situation within Indonesian football.
The Dutch-born midfielder is on the lookout for a new club after being released by Sriwijaya FC last month due to the abandonment of Indonesia Super League after the conflict between federation (PSSI) and government.
Speaking about his future, Maitimo admitted that he would like to consider moving to the neighbouring countries, to join either his colleagues Andik Vermansah in Selangor FA or Sergio van Dijk in Suphanburi.
“Thailand and Malaysia will enter the second half transfer window of this season, then I have to find a new club as soon as possible because my contract with Sriwijaya has been terminated,” said the 31-year-old.
“I always keep my condition with my regular exercise program in Jakarta. However, I hope that Indonesian football can resolve its problem then I can continue my career here.”
Maitimo started his career in Indonesia with Mitra Kukar in 2013, before having spells with Sriwijaya this season. He was a part of the national team in the 2012 and 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup.