St Etienne captain Loic Perrin has admitted he does not know where his future will lie next term.
The 25-year-old has less than a year remaining on his contract and was linked with a move to Monaco in the summer, although Les Verts demanded a €3million (£2.52m) price tag and he stayed put.
The midfielder, who has netted four times this term, now has a meeting forecasted with his chairman in December as he weighs up his future plans.
He told L'Equipe: "It has been difficult. We were only playing for survival for two years, so I wanted to experience something else (last summer), because everything was complex here.
"I thought it was the right time to discover something new. It was not sorted out, maybe it will be soon.
"I am reaching the end of my contract, and there are so many questions here. We will see."
But St Etienne's head coach Christophe Galtier would be sorry to lose the services of his skipper if he was to go, both on and off the pitch.
"I compared him to players from England, being a 'box-to-box', a player good in each box.
"He has so many qualities, and in the changing-room, he always has the right words. It is true, when he is present, there is always something special."