Ujfalusi not England bound
Fiorentina's Tomas Ujfalusi will decide his future within days, but has ruled out a move to England.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 05/05/08 5:42pm
Fiorentina defender Tomas Ujfalusi is set to decide on his playing future within days - but has ruled out a move to the Premier League.
The player, who has turned down Liverpool in the past and has also been linked with Spurs, has revealed that he will either stay with the Viola or move to Spain.
The Czech Republic international says he will make a decision in two weeks but is already almost decided on what his future holds.
The 30-year-old told CTK: "Two weeks left and then we have to make a decision. Of course, I am more or less decided, there are some signals but I will announce it when it is certain."
He added: "As for England, I have decided against it. I think that it will turn out that I will either stay at Fiorentina or I will move to Spain.
"In Italy there is only Fiorentina for me."
Spanish outfits Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have shown the biggest interest in the player.
But his decision on whether to leave Italy or stay will depend on several factors, one of which is the possibility of Fiorentina booking a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League.
He added: "There are a lot of reasons why to stay or leave. Florence is currently my home.
"I have been here four years and have a lot of friends. It is one of the reasons to stay with Fiorentina. The team is well composed, the coach believes in me and relies on me."
In the space of a week, Fiorentina were overtaken by Milan for Serie A's last Champions League spot and were also knocked out of the Uefa Cup by Rangers.
Ujfalusi added: "The whole season has changed completely during a week. You play great football throughout the whole season, the team puts in big performances, you keep advancing in the cup, you hold the fourth place and between two Sundays it turns around. Unfortunately, that is football."
"We were dominating in both games with Rangers but were knocked out unluckily. We have failed to fulfil one of our big objectives, we were stopped a step from the final."