Hodgson keeping options open
December 17, 2010
Charlie Hodgson has yet to commit his future to Sale © Getty Images
Charlie Hodgson has refused to rule out the possibility that he will quit Sale Sharks at the end of the season.
The England international fly-half, who has been linked in the press with a move to Aviva Premiership rivals Saracens and Northampton, is out of contract in May and could head for the exit at Edgeley Park after 10 years at the Sharks.
The 30-year old told The Guardian: "There has been speculation about my future and people can say what they want. My only concern is to think about what I want and need and what my family needs. Only then will I come to a decision.
"I am still not sure about what I am going to do next. There are rumours connecting me with this club and that and I cannot do anything about that. Until something concrete happens, there is no point in talking about it.
"My aim at the moment is to be involved in the Six Nations after getting back into the England set-up for the autumn internationals. To have the opportunity to play in a few of their games was brilliant for me.
"As you get older, you learn not to take things for granted. It was also nice to prove a few people wrong and maybe shut some up and [nice] for my own sense of personal achievement and pride that I've managed to get back in the squad."
The loss of Hodgson would be a big blow for Sale who have struggled to attract top talent to the club in recent years, despite winning the league in 2005-06, and are currently third from bottom in the Premiership table.
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