Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves has again requested he be allowed to leave the German champions.
The Bayern management have ignored his pleas to leave, and in the summer they turned down a bid from Manchester United for the England international. However, Hargreaves insists he is justified in demanding a move.
“It’s about the opportunity to possibly play in another league I haven’t played in before, which is also the country I represent and where my family lives,” Hargreaves told The Times.
“If people don’t understand that, I don’t expect them to. It’s not their life. It’s mine. But I don’t think anyone in the football world is in the same situation as mine.”
Hargreaves is concerned that a move to Old Trafford is moving ever further away.
“Nobody at any club is going to wait for anyone forever,” he added.
“I don’t want to go into too great depth about it because it’s not down to me. I received a lot of criticism for suggesting it would have been a great opportunity, but sometimes you need to say it. I don’t feel bad about anything I said or did.
“Anybody who sees them play at the moment knows it’s a very special team and they’re in a great time.
“But it’s not like I’m saying I want to go to AC Milan or Inter Milan because they’re offering me more money.
“It’s because it’s England and because Britain is where my family is. My parents and my brothers are in Canada, but the whole of my dad’s side of the family is in Bolton and my mum’s side is in Rhyl.
“I think some people don’t realise that. They think I’m half-German or something, but I’m not. I was brought up by a British family. It just happened to be in Canada.”