WALES legend Chris Gunter will wait until international duty is over before deciding on his next destination, with the intention of building towards the World Cup at a new club.

The 32-year-old defender from Newport is in line to win his 108th cap against Poland in the Nations League this evening with '(Unattached)' after his name.

Gunter was released by Charlton Athletic at the end of the season and is yet to sign up for the club that will follow Cardiff, Tottenham, Nottingham Forest, Reading and the Addicks on his CV.

"I knew towards the end I would probably be leaving," said the former St Julian's School pupil.

Wales legend Chris Gunter has left Charlton

Wales legend Chris Gunter has left Charlton

"I knew I had this huge month ahead and it's too big to be worrying or thinking about anything else.

"Whatever happens after that will happen. At this stage the situation I'm in is not a problem.

"I don't think I'd be playing golf every day and just turn up for the World Cup.

"Football rolls in different ways and the season has only just finished. Talks and conversations (will) happen after these games, not before or during."

The immediate task is a date with Poland and Bayern Munich great, and rumoured Barcelona target, Robert Lewandowski.

Wales are using the clash as a stepping stone towards Sunday's play-off final against Scotland or Ukraine with manager Robert Page set to name an experimental side, protecting his key figures for the bid to qualify for a first World Cup since 1958.

That presents an opportunity for Gunter, whose last game at any level was the friendly draw with Czech Republic in Cardiff at the end of March.

Wales Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, Chris Gunter, Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams training

Wales' Gareth Bale, Joe Allen, Chris Gunter, Aaron Ramsey and Jonny Williams training

"As a player you turn up and do your job," said Wales' most-capped man. "If and when you're selected to play for your country you feel a real honour to do so.

"I know we're not going to have the same team for the next five games, but when that whistle blows the preparation and focus will be the same."

Wales fought hard to win promotion to the top tier of the Nations League only for their campaign to understandably be impacted by the play-off delay.

After Sunday they play Netherlands home and away plus welcome Belgium to Cardiff City Stadium.

"It feels like it's been a long time coming. It has the potential to be a really good two to three weeks," said Gunter. "Everybody knows what's up for grabs and what it could lead to.

"We've also worked hard to get into a good position in the Nations League, and we'll come up against some good teams.

"We've got some really exciting fixtures and when you put all that into one camp it's a really big month."

Then Gunter can choose his next destination.