New Zealand’s international opening player Richie Muonga spoke this week to discuss his future.
The person who extended his contract with the New Zealand Football Association until 2023 indicated that he intends to leave the Crusaders and New Zealand at the end of the World Cup, which will be held in France.
But the 28-year-old’s opening match will not evolve in the French championship.
Indeed, the latter expressed his desire to integrate a Japanese team at the end of the 2023 World Cup.
He makes it clear that he wants to discover another culture but also to protect his family. Extract:
“I want to discover another culture with my family. One of the reasons for the one-year extension was to allow me to look for overseas opportunities beyond 2023 and see what a place like Japan could offer.
Looking forward to staying there for over two years. I want to show the clubs that might be interested that I won’t come here for a year and then leave. I want to build something, stick to a team, and work. I am ready to invest more than a year and I hope to benefit from this season.
With young children, this is a huge shift in perspective. I do this for the opportunity to support my family for a long time, even beyond my career. »
Therefore, the top 14 clubs will not have the honor of welcoming Richie Muonga into their ranks.
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