Juninho reveals future options
Brazilian may remain at Lyon or seek move away from France
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: March 28, 2009 3:48pm
Juninho: Set to make decision
Lyon midfielder Juninho is weighing up his options after revealing he will make a decision on his future in the next two months.
The 34-year-old Brazilian has previously hinted that he could retire at the end of the campaign, but now appears to be confident of playing another season.
Juninho, who is renowned for his quality from dead-ball situations, is considering whether to remain at Stade Gerland or seek a move away from France.
He said: "I still have not made my decision. At the end of Le Championnat I will have one year remaining on my contract. I will take stock.
"I still feel I remain among the best players. I feel I am able to play another year, even if each year it is more and more difficult.
"Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has left it to me to make my decision. I appreciate that kind of respect. I will give you my decision in two months.
"I have other options - Japan is one of them. But the problem is you have 24 hours in a plane to join Brazil.
"Qatar is welcoming a lot of great players, offering big contracts. But I would miss high level competition.
"There is also a possibility of returning to Brazil, notably at Vasco da Gama- a club with whom I have a big history.
"For 100 years, it is the very first time the club has been relegated to Serie B. That could be a nice challenge."