Swansea City centre-back Mike van der Hoorn has been discussing his future with his contract at the Liberty Stadium due to expire this summer.
Aston Villa are plotting a move for Van der Hoorn – according to The Sun – and the defender has hinted that his future could be away from the Welsh club.
Van der Hoorn told Football Oranje:
“I’m just starting to number things up in my head about what I want to do. I have the option of a new contract, so it’s not really a free transfer [at the end of the season].
“The club has to decide if they want to activate that option. So, it’s up to them and we’re in talks over maybe a new contract.
“There’s a lot of things in my mind, but I just have to decide and I have to know what Swansea wants in the future and I have to know what I want. That’s how I’ll decide my future.”
The centre-back joined Swansea from Ajax in July 2016 and made 24 Premier League appearances for the Welsh outfit during the 2017-18 campaign.
This term, the defender has been an ever-present for the Swans, captaining the team on a number of occasions.
The 26-year-old, in truth, is too good for the Championship and it would not be a surprise to see a few Premier League clubs having a look at him.
Swansea’s January window was damaging even if they did keep hold of Daniel James and Leroy Fer, and they look to face a huge task to keep Van der Hoorn heading into next season.
Van der Hoorn’s comments will not exactly fill the Swansea fans with confidence.
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The Dutchman has not said either way whether he will sign a fresh deal, but he has admitted that he is considering his future.
The fact that there are “a lot of things” in the centre-back’s mind suggest that he is aware that clubs want to sign him for the 2019-2020 campaign.
It seems unlikely that Swansea will be able to secure a play-off spot this season as they struggle for consistency and a couple of poor results over the next couple of weeks could well see Van der Hoorn decide that his future is away from Wales.