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Man City move still possible for Brattan

  • Man City move still possible for Brattan

Clubless Socceroo Luke Brattan says he's very close to finding his next footballing home, with a rumoured move to English giants Manchester City still on the cards.

Brattan, 25, left A-League side Brisbane Roar in August in search of an overseas move.

The combative midfielder is yet to find a home, but was linked heavily by the English press to a shock move to the English Premier League leaders last month.

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While it hasn't come to pass yet, Brattan insists the eye-opening move is far from dead.

"They are on the radar, as are a few other clubs, it's just hard to deal with them, they're such a massive club," he said.

"I went there for a couple of days, saw the facilities and did a couple of sessions, it's unbelievable."

"They're in constant talks and we'll see what happens."

With his UK-based agent, Brattan is exploring his options though a move to City seems to be Brattan's first choice.

"I just want to test myself and see if I can play at the highest level I can, so if that's the (English) Championship or League One or Holland, I'm open to anywhere."

Brattan has linked up with Ange Postecoglou's squad in Amman this week for a crucial World Cup qualifier on Thursday against Jordan.

Whatever happens Brattan has instructed his agent to keep him in the dark this week as he gives himself to the Socceroos cause.

"I know it will work out, it has been a long process and that's the most frustrating thing with me, that it's just dragged on," he said.

The English-born midfielder has yet to debut for Australia, coming into the fold for the first time last month.

He appreciates coach Ange Postecoglou is bending one of his golden rules - picking national squads based on club form - in calling him into the 23-man squad.

"There's plenty of boys out there playing regular games so I'm lucky to be here" he said.

"After this camp I'll have to find a club really quick and start playing games to have any luck of being in the next one."

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