Kazuyoshi Miura speaks to reporters in Osaka Prefecture on Dec. 23, 2022. (Kyodo)

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has indicated he will make a decision early next year about whether to start a new chapter in his evergreen career with a move to Portugal.

Japanese football's oldest active player at 55, Miura is weighing an offer to play for second-division outfit Oliveirense, which he visited earlier this month.

Speaking after a voluntary practice session Friday in Osaka Prefecture, Miura hinted he was leaning toward making the move, which would see him play in a fifth country abroad in his 38th season as a professional.

"I feel like I want to take up the challenge of playing overseas," said Miura.

The record-breaking forward said he would base the decision on his physical condition at the end of the year, but remained enthusiastic about playing after finishing the season with Suzuka Point Getters in the fourth-tier Japan Football League.

"Spending every day focused on soccer has been fulfilling and enjoyable," he said.

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