Gudjohnsen not set on England
Barca striker unsure what the future will hold
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: July 26, 2009 10:42am
Gudjohnsen: Keeping options open
Eidur Gudjohnsen has revealed that there is no guarantee he will be heading to England this summer.
The Iceland international is widely expected to be offloaded by Barcelona during the transfer window, with the European champions already well stocked in the attacking department.
The former Bolton and Chelsea frontman has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League, with West Ham reported to be keen to strike a deal.
Gudjohnsen, though, insists he is yet to decide what his future may hold, and claims he has not set his heart on a second spell in the English top flight.
"Everybody just seems to think if I don't continue at Barcelona then I'll be coming back to England," he said.
"But England's not the only country that plays football. There are so many options.
"Quite honestly, I don't know where my future lies."
Gudjohnsen did feature for a young Barcelona side against Tottenham on Friday in their opening game of the Wembley Cup, but he accepts opportunities with the Catalan giants may be limited this season.
As a result, the 30-year-old knows he may be forced to move on in order to find the regular football he craves.
"I said it a couple of days ago that my future is at Barcelona, unless anything changes," he added.
"There's not much I can say, because I don't know myself.
"I need to play, simple as that. I'm a footballer and I love the game of football. I want to play as much as I can.
"But I enjoyed myself against Spurs and I thought I played some good stuff.
"I'm just concentrating on getting myself fit. If I get too involved in speculation then there's a risk I'll lose focus on keeping fit for a new season."