Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend feels he may have to seek a move away from White Hart Lane this summer in search of first team football opportunities.
The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season out on loan with Queens Park Rangers having made just six Premier League appearances for Andre Villas-Boas' side, all of those from the bench.
His spell at Loftus Road was Townsend's ninth loan move away from Spurs in just five years and given the recent arrival of Belgium winger Nacer Chadli, the England U21 international could find first team roles hard to come by once again, leaving the Spurs man with a difficult decision to make in the coming weeks.
"I think I either give it a go at Tottenham, get more game time, or look to move on a more permanent basis," Townsend was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"I've had nine loans now. I enjoy going out on loan because it means I'm playing games. I'm not young anymore - I'm 22. In football terms, I'm getting on a bit and I want to play sustained football on a permanent basis."
Although defender Steven Caulker has left the club for Cardiff City and with Gareth Bale nearing closer to a move to Real Madrid, Tottenham have spent themselves during the transfer window.
The club have today completed the signing of Spanish international Roberto Soldado, the club's third recruit of the summer following the arrivals of Brazilian midfielder Paulinho and former FC Twente star Chadli.
Chadli, whose arrival could prove to have a great bearing on Townsend's future, turned down the opportunity to join Shakhtar Donetsk earlier in the summer in order to get the transfer he wanted, something he has achieved in his move to White Hart Lane.
"I am very pleased to join Tottenham. My goal was to get a good transfer this summer and I got it," Chadli told Spurs TV.
"I had to show a lot of patience, but I'm really happy to join the Spurs. I will do everything to make the club's fans happy."