Wigan Atheltic midfielder Charles N'Zogbia still admits that the club is a springboard in his career.
The 24-year-old winger was on the verge of leaving the Latics this summer after the club accepted a bid from Birmingham City, but the Frenchman could not agree terms with the Blues.
N'Zogbia has played in six games for Wigan this term but despite saying he made a mistake with the way he handled his transfer situation, still has one eye on where he will be playing his football in the future.
"The club remains a springboard but I made a mistake and was given bad advice," he said in L'Equipe.
"I had a good talk with coach Roberto Martinez and he relies on me.
"I have the quality to reach a new level but to achieve it I have to play and Wigan offers me this opportunity.
"We don't know what can happen in winter or at the end of the season, I have two years remaining on my contract.
"Playing in England is the top but when the winter transfer window opens I will talk with my officials."
N'Zogbia hinted that a return to France could be on the cards, with Marseille and Paris St Germain two names in the frame.
He added: "To be frank, l'OM and PSG are two clubs I appreciate. It seems there was even contact with l'OM. I have not forgotten it, the door remains open."
The former Newcastle man has been capped once by France but claims he did not expect to be called up to the next squad for the Euro 2012 qualifiers with Romania and Luxembourg.
Les Bleus coach Laurent Blanc named N'Zogbia in the starting line-up for the friendly against Norway in August, and he still holds hope of a return in the future.
"I always remain positive and I remain focused on my game and my team Wigan. If I can improve my Premier League level, I will be back," he added.
"I have tasted the French team and liked it so I want to be back as soon as possible."