Heurelho Gomes admits he is tempted to return to his native Brazil after accepting that his time at Tottenham Hotspur is up.
The Brazilian shot-stopper finds himself filling back-up duties at White Hart Lane, with Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel ahead of him in the goalkeeping pecking order.
It is unlikely that he will see much action this term unless he is able to secure another loan switch - similar to one taken in at Hoffenheim last season which ended prematurely after he suffered a hand injury.
A short-term deal may arise in the near future, but Gomes is also looking past the end of his Spurs contract in 2014.
Having been in Europe since 2004, the 32-year-old concedes that he would be willing to head home to South America if the right opportunity presents itself.
Gomes told Portal da Band: "I am much more open now than before as I have been in Europe for almost 10 years and I miss Brazil, my mother, brothers and friends.
"Although I am well adapted and used to being abroad, I don't think I'll stay here forever.
"What matters right now is to keep playing, because I know I still have the potential and technical conditions to do so. I need money to pay my bills!
"My career has always been well organised and planned, so I have to think this through to make sure I don't do the wrong thing or make a hasty decision which could harm my future."
Pressed on whether he has received any contact from interested parties in Brazil, Gomes added: "I have only had talks with clubs in Europe."