Leon Osman has told the Liverpool Echo that he would be happy to drop down to the Championship, following the expiration of his contract at Everton.
Osman has been linked with Leeds United in recent times (Yorkshire Evening Post), with Garry Monk’s side said to be tempted to bring in the attacking midfielder.
And the 35-year-old claims that he has reached a stage of his career now, where he would be willing to play at a lower level - if he was promised first-team football.
“There has been interest,” he confirmed. “The people who look after me are sorting out what’s best for me. Once thats decided we’ll go from there.
“At this point I just want to play football. I’m 35 and want to finish my career having played. If that is in the Premier League, so be it. If not, I’d happily drop down.”
Osman has spent his entire career to date at Everton, so he is taking a step into the unknown.
The creative midfielder made just 16 appearances for Everton last season, and he was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Ronald Koeman.
Leeds are tipped to be a potential destination for the England international, as Monk looks to build a squad capable of achieving promotion from the Championship.
Monk has made three signings at Leeds so far, with Kyle Bartley, Hadi Sacko and Marcus Antonsson all moving to Elland Road.