Indonesia international midfielder Raphael Maitimo has hinted that he was approached by several clubs from Thailand and Malaysia during his time at Sriwijaya FC last season.
The Dutch-born, who currently signed a deal Persija Jakarta for Indonesia’s General Sudirman Cup this month, admitted that he would consider an abroad move following the unclear situation within Indonesian football.
“I had offers from Thailand and Malaysia. I played abroad in Netherlands and China before, so I know some agency which gave me the offers,” Maitimo told Goal Indonesia.
“But I will look into the further details from them (agency) before making any decisions. The offers came when I was at Sriwijaya and as a professional player, I always respect my existing contract at that time.
“However, for the upcoming 2016 season, I will consider any abroad offers as the situation in Indonesian football remains unclear.”
Maitimo, 31, made his international debut for the Indonesia on 25 November 2012 in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup game against Laos, which was ended in a 2-2 draw.