Former Liverpool keeper Jerzy Dudek wants to stay in Spain

Free agent Jerzy Dudek is keen to stay in La Liga after leaving Real Madrid, despite offers from England

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Released: Dudek is a free agent after leaving Real Madrid Photo: Nigel Wilson via Flickr

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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek wants to stay in Spain despite receiving offers to return to the Premier League.

The 38-year-old stopper is a free agent after he was released by Real Madrid last month following a four-year spell in the Spanish capital.

“I have not thought about hanging up my boots yet,” he told Marca. “My family is very happy in Spain and in Madrid. My son has a girlfriend, so my priority is to stay in football without changing country.”

Dudek, who was behind Spain captain Iker Casillas in the pecking order at Madrid, was rumoured to be considering a move to the MLS.

But the Pole has confirmed he has only received offers from Europe as of yet. “I have offers from Spain, Turkey and England,” he said. “What is clear is that wherever I go, I will go there to play.

“Although I have been happy at Real Madrid and I consider it my home, it is now time to play again.”

Dudek played a crucial role in Liverpool’s famous Champions League victory over AC Milan in 2005, when his penalty shoot-out heroics sealed victory for Rafael Benítez’s men.

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