Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has announced he will leave Fulham this summer following the arrival of Maarten Stekelenberg from Roma. 

The 40-year-old goalkeeper has been first choice goalkeeper for five years at Fulham since his move from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2008. Since the move, Schwarzer has gone on to make 170 appearances for the Whites. 

Schwarzer's career highlight in a Fulham shirt came after the London based side reached the 2010 Europa League final. He played a key role in the preliminary stages, and retained his place all the way to the final. Unfortunately for Schwarzer, Fulham lost 2-1 to Spanish side Atletico Madrid. 

Upon hearing of Stekelenberg's arrival, Schwarzer told reporters: "I've been hearing that for a while. It's no great surprise and I'll be looking for another club."

Despite his willingness to find a new club, Schwarzer also stated that he has not entered negotiations with any other club as of yet. The veteran shot-stopper recently played in the 1-1 draw for Australia against Japan in the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. 

"Nothing has been sorted at the moment, the Japan games was the most important thing on the agenda so I'm worried about the Australia games now," continued Schwarzer.

The former Bradford keeper is also keen to stay in England, dismissing rumours that he could return home an make a move to the Australian A-League.

"My family is settled and the kids are in school and I wouldn't move my family anyway," confirmed Schwarzer. 

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