Huntelaar: I can perform at the highest level

Fox in the box – Nenad Krsticic

FC Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar says he still has plenty to offer European football as he prepares for his next venture away from the Bundesliga.

The Netherlands international is widely tipped for a return to the Eredivisie ahead of next season, as he nears the end of his professional career at the age of 33.

However, the former Real Madrid goal poacher denied he is after a last pay-day as reports surfaced of potential moves to the Arabian Gulf League and China.

"My next move will be a gut decision. I really like playing football, but I have four kids and there are so many fun things to do," he told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"I am still motivated and I know I can still deliver at the highest level… there is a good chance I will continue to live in the Netherlands. I am not moving to some club in the desert, China or Turkey."

With Huntelaar's contract coming to an end this campaign, it will mark the end of his seven-year stint with the Die Königsblauen, leaving behind an incredible record of 126 goals in 238 games, and his teammate Max Meyer admits his influence at Veltins-Arena has been invaluable.

"I don't want to know where the club would be now if he had not got these goals," Meyer told Der Westen.

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