Duk wants Aberdeen FC transfer exit this summer as striker claims he as 'many offers' on the table

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Duk has told Aberdeen he wants to leave the club this summer.

The former Benfica man is out of contract next summer and has warned the PIttodrie club they should sell him now or face losing him on a free at the end of next season, which the forward sees as a way of repaying the support of "people who work with me." Speaking to Maisfutbol in Portugal, the Dons hitman says he has "many" offers to move on and that his preference would be England, Spain or Germany rather than remain in the Scottish Premiership.

New boss Jimmy Thelin isn't long in the door, but Duk isn't keen on sticking around for the Swede's new era if he can help it. The 24-year-old said "I think this is the right time to embrace a new challenge. I think that, and the people who work with me think the same. It would be a good opportunity to repay all the support they gave me, whether Aberdeen or Benfica, because Benfica still has a percentage of my pass [50%].

"In a year's time my contract with Aberdeen ends, and in six months I will be able to sign for any club. I think the best way to repay the support they have given me is to be able to make a transfer now, in which we all win. Me, Benfica and Aberdeen. There are many things on the table. It's time to evaluate what's best for me and the clubs too."

Asked if Aberdeen are aware of his desire to go elsewhere, Duk replied: "Yes, you already know, and we are all committed to dealing with this as soon as possible. I had already had this conversation months ago with Aberdeen and everything is on track to be resolved.

My dream is to play in the main European leagues. English, Spanish, Italian and German leagues, for me they are very competitive championships and it is a goal for any player to play in these four or five leagues

"There were two great seasons. The first one, especially, was better. It's a competitive championship. Apart from Celtic and Rangers, the other teams are very competitive. Very physical football, a lot of counterattacks and a lot of hitting.

"I confess that this helped me a lot in adapting. It wasn't easy, at the beginning I had to 'break a lot of stones.' The training is very heavy compared to Portugal. It was a complicated situation, but it went well, I ended up having an excellent first season. I scored 18 goals, made six or seven assists.

"This second season, compared to the first, was not a spectacular season, but it was still good. Also because I think it hurt me not to play in my original position, which is striker. This season I'm playing more on the wing, I don't feel as comfortable. I think that's not where I get the best out of myself. Playing as a striker, close to the goal, inside the area is the best. I tried to do my best. I scored seven goals, about six and seven assists. It was a time, above all, of learning."