Jonas Knudsen has been a regular Ipswich Town since joining them from Danish club Esbjerg fB in 2015.
His performances have drawn attention from other clubs in the Championship as rumours suggest that Stoke City and Middlesbrough have been interested in securing his services.
Danish newspaper Tipsbladet asked the left-back quizzed if those were just rumours or if there anything concrete. He said, “There was something concrete in it, but sometimes things are not going to fall into place as you would like.
“That’s the way it is. This summer I had a year left, and now I have half a year left, it’s a new situation in January. We will see.
“I have made sure to play and concentrate on it. Sometimes you want to try something new and you will be disappointed, but you cannot resist it. You have to focus on the next game and that’s really what I’m doing right now because I’m happy at Ipswich.”
The 26-year-old’s contract at Portman Road runs down at the end of this season and so far, he has not been offered a new deal. With his current situation, it looks like the Denmark international will leave his current employer as a free agent next summer and he’s open to either continuing in England or moving elsewhere.
“I’m out (of contract) in the summer and I have not heard anything from the club or the owner,” the Ipswich player explained.
“I will also look at my own situation and, for January, the window will open again, when I can also talk freely with other clubs. Then we have to take it from there.”
“I have to look after myself. I’ve played over 160 matches lately and have not heard anything, so that’s how it is.
“I’m very open. I have always said that I like England, but I do not exclude other possibilities. If anything comes from other countries, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, I’m open to it. I’ve had a great deal in England over the past three and a half years, and if something comes from outside, I’m ready for it.”
Knudsen has also admitted that he is open to committing his future to Ipswich, provided they start the negotiation.
“But I’m very open and if Ipswich wants to talk, then we have to take it from there. But they should start the dialogue. And it’s clear that I have to look at what opportunities I have because I will also continue to be part of this national team,” he added.
It is clear that if the defender leaves the Blues, then Ipswich will have to find a suitable replacement for him.
With Knudsen suggesting Middlesbrough and Stoke interest is ‘concrete’, it’ll be interesting to see if either club tries in January.