Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nacer Chadli will consider leaving Tottenham Hotspur on loan this month in a bid to rescue his World Cup hopes, according to his agent.
The Belgium international became the club's second summer signing when he completed his move to White Hart Lane for a fee in the region of £7m from FC Twente in July.
But having been handed just seven Premier League starts by Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood this season, the 24-year-old is at risk of losing his place in Marc Wilmots' Belgium squad and may be forced to look elsewhere for first team football to ensure his presence in Brazil this summer.
"His situation is not easy at Tottenham at the moment. The World Cup is arriving so it is a problem," Chadli's agent Daniel Evrard told the London Evening Standard.
"For him to play at the World Cup it is important so why not a loan? We haven't spoken to Tottenham yet but I know there are clubs interested in him.
"There are a lot of players in the same situation who are not in the team and they want to play in the World Cup so there is a market for a lot of clubs.
"It is important for him not to take any risks by going to a country he doesn't know well."
Chadli, who was a mainstay in Belgium's midfield during their qualification campaign, normally operates in a central position when representing his country but has been forced out to the left wing during his time in north London.
"Nacer had to play in a role which doesn't suit him," Evrard continued. "They want him to play on the left wing and he is not exactly a winger – he prefers to play through the middle.
"It is very difficult for him because we've not seen the best of him at Tottenham. He has big potential so he is a little bit frustrated."
With Jermain Defoe set to leave the club to join Toronto FC at the end of February, a host of other names have also been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane. Lewis Holtby has also indicated through his agent that he needs a move away to secure more first team football opportunities while Etienne Capoue has reportedly been the subject of a bid from Napoli.
However it would appear that record signing Erik Lamela will remain in north London after Sherwood ruled out a loan move away from the club this winter.