Danny Ings says he will sit down and make a decision regarding his next move after embarking upon a short holiday in the aftermath of Burnley's exit from the Premier League.
The former Bournemouth striker, whose 22 goals in 2013/14 spearheaded the Clarets' promotion success, certainly did not look out of place during his maiden campaign in the top tier of English football.
While Sean Dyche's side failed to defy their pre-season status as relegation favourites, Ings continued to attract plenty of admirers throughout the year and a respectable record of 11 goals in 35 games has been enough to warrant sustained interest from the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool.
Tottenham are the latest club to be linked with a potential £12m offer for the 23-year-old as Mauricio Pochettino predictably aims to provide greater support for Harry Kane, but it seems as if he will not be rushed into making any overly hasty choices at such an important stage of his growing career.
"My holiday's the first thing on my mind. I'm looking forward to a bit of downtime and after that it's going to be hard work again," Ings, whose Burnley contract is due to expire this summer leading to the likely possibility that his eventual fee will be decided by a tribunal, told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"It's going to be a short summer for me this year, but I love football so I'd play it every day if I could. After that I'll sit down with my agent. I'm not going to lie. I'll sit down and discuss my future then. At the moment it's all up in the air. I don't know what's going to happen."
With an exit from Turf Moor virtually guaranteed, Ings bid the perfect farewell to Burnley by scoring an 11th-minute header against Aston Villa that secured a 1-0 victory on the final day of the season.
The club's return to the Championship had already been confirmed by that stage, of course, yet the result meant that they avoided the ignominy of finishing bottom of the pile after Queens Park Rangers were thrashed 5-1 at Leicester.
"It was important that I went out there and enjoyed it because I think everyone knows that probably was my last performance in a Burnley shirt," he continued. "It was great to get the winning goal and fantastic to get the win. I was an 18-year-old boy when I came here, now I'm 22 and I look like I'm 30.
"I've been working hard over the last four years to try to be the best I can be, and try to be the best I can be for Burnley Football Club. Everyone knows how much I love Burnley and that it will always be in my heart."
Ings was not named in the latest senior England squad for upcoming matches against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia because he is already scheduled to represent his country at the U21 European Championships to be held in the Czech Republic next month.
Dyche's preparations for the Championship have already been prematurely disrupted, meanwhile, with speculation suggesting that Ashley Barnes is set to miss several months after sustaining a serious knee injury in the first half at Villa Park.