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Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh is looking like a £15 million-valued centre-forward (West Ham United and Andy Carroll might object to that), so since Chamakh is the reason why Kevin Phillips cannot get regular starts in his last hurrah in the Premier League, he will leave in the January transfer window.
"I've had a chat with the manager and I will be leaving in January," Phillips said, via talkSPORT's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. "I've been travelling for nearly two and a half years and I want to find a club nearer home and I want to be playing football for the last three or four months of my career."
If Phillips cannot find a club close to his family, instead of retiring or playing nonleague football, he should consider signing for A-League club Perth Glory on a guest contract.
While he won't be earning the big bucks like former Premier League player William Gallas, who has taken Glory's marquee slot, there are lifestyle reasons why Phillips should give Perth a shot.
It is a nice city in Australia with a laid-back atmosphere, has great weather and beautiful scenery.
Even at age 40, Phillips is an upgrade over Glory's current No. 9, Jamie Maclaren, who if given 100 shots in front of goals, would probably find the back of the net five times—that is how poor his shooting has been this season.