Bresciano contemplating A-League swan song

Former Socceroo Mark Bresciano is considering a farewell stint in the Hyundai A-League as the midfielder ponders shelving retirement plans for another season.

The 35-year-old is set to become a free agent following three seasons with Qatari club Al-Gharafa and has revealed he’s currently weighing up his playing options.

"At the moment, I am finishing now with Al-Gharafa," Bresciano told beIN Sports.

"My contract is going to come to an end with Al-Gharafa.

"At the moment I'm just going to take my time in the holiday period and reflect just to see what's going to be my next step, if I'm going to continue to play football or just to quit and see what can be my life after football."

Bresciano, who moved to the Middle East after spending the majority of his senior career in Italy, would be a coveted signing at home with numerous clubs currently having their Australian marquee spot vacant for the 2015/16 campaign.

Both clubs in Bresciano’s hometown of Melbourne would seemingly be strong contenders with Victory’s Mark Milligan and City’s Josh Kennedy both departing during the off-season.

However the 84-capped Socceroo, who brought the curtains down on his international career after January’s Asian Cup triumph, was clear motivation would be the decisive factor in his final decision.

"I'd consider the A-League as well," Bresciano said.

"That's only if I still have that desire to keep playing.

"I don't want to keep playing for the wrong reasons. I want to just play if I still have that motivation and want to succeed."