Podolski unhappy with Cologne
Lukas Podolski says he will make a decision on his future in the summer after again expressing his frustration with Cologne.
Last Updated: 12/02/12 12:56pm
Lukas Podolski says he will make a decision on his future in the summer after again expressing his frustration at a perceived failure to keep promises by Cologne.
The Germany international has a further season remaining on his contract at Cologne and the club have been keen to discuss an extension.
However, after Podolski was linked with a January move to Arsenal, the striker is weighing up his future after confirming he is likely to move abroad if he decides to leave Cologne.
"If I were to move, then the way things stand at the moment, I would move abroad," Podolski told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
"I speak German, Polish, English and Cologne dialect - I think you can get anywhere with that combination.
"I am always receiving enquiries and if they had been really attractive, I wouldn't be here now. But seriously, I will make up my mind no sooner than the summer."
Podolski also claims that promises have not been met since he arrived from Bayern Munich two-and-a-half years ago.
He added: "I was told that a team would be built around me so that we could establish ourselves first in the top eight and then in the top six.
"I had lots of promises made to me before my move here and I wanted to play my part in achieving these things together.
"[Former Cologne coach] Christoph Daum once said that lots of promises are made, but few are maintained here and I think my situation confirms that.
"When you see what perspectives were shown to me and what has actually happened in the end, it is disappointing."