Five Aussies who need a move this January

by Ben Somerford on Dec 21, 2012

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It may be silly season, but the January transfer window represents an opportunity for footballers to make a bold move for their careers. Here's a handful of Aussies abroad who need to assess their options this January.

Michael Zullo (FC Utrecht)
Zullo's three-year deal with Utrecht comes to a close next European summer so the fact he's struggling for game time this season suggests he needs to get busy, in one way or another; find a new club or get on the pitch. Zullo is behind fan favourite Davy Bulthuis as boss Jan Wouters' preferred left-back and that's a problem. The kid's got talent and can handle himself at Eredivisie level, but he needs to find a home where he is first choice.

Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund)
Langerak may be getting a great football education at Signal Iduna Park under the enigmatic Jurgen Klopp as Roman Weidenfeller's understudy but at some stage he needs to begin learning by playing regularly. The 24-year-old may have signed a contract until 2016 earlier this season but after some errors in pre-season he hasn't had a first-team chance to rectify them, not even in the DFB Pokal as he had previously. The time has come for a six-month loan move to give him the chance to take his apprenticeship to the next level.

Bradden Inman (Newcastle)
Inman, 21, has been a smash hit on loan at Crewe, winning plenty of praise from boss Steve Davis after two goals in two games. After years trying to break in at Newcastle, he's finally shown his ability but his future may not be at St James' Park having only signed a one-year deal with the Magpies at the start of the term. Inman's loan deal at Crewe expires on January 2. If he can find a new permanent home at a good level, it'd be a good career move.

Matt Spiranovic (Al Arabi)
The talented 24-year-old central defender reportedly had options in the Premier League before he plumped to accept a cashed-up offer from Qatari outfit Al Arabi in July. Unfortunately the football in Qatar's Stars League simply isn't at the level required if he wants to reach his potential as a player and he seriously needs to assess his options in the January transfer window.

Paddy Kisnorbo (Leeds United)
The injury-cursed 31-year-old's best days appear behind him and he has become a fringe member at Leeds United under Neil Warnock. In fact, Kisnorbo has managed just one appearance all season and needs to get on the park now he's finally fit. Could an A-League switch suit?

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