Nigel Reo-Coker is looking for more game time and claims to be attracting interest from abroad.
The Aston Villa midfielder is due to become a free agent in the summer, with his contract in the Midlands set to expire.
Villa are still planning to hold extension talks with the former West Ham skipper, but have seen Gerard Houllier's health problems put discussions on hold.
Reo-Coker is willing to sit down and talk terms, having returned to the first-team picture in the last couple of months, but has made no decision regarding his future.
He believes he has reached a stage of his career where he needs to be playing week in, week out and is willing to consider the prospect of making a fresh start elsewhere.
Reo-Coker said: "I don't care what profession you are in, it makes a difference playing in today's modern Premier League consistently in the team.
"Playing is the most important thing about my future. I won't lie about it, it has been an up-and-down four years for me at Aston Villa.
"It will be a big decision to make but the most important thing is about playing football.
"You have to review the whole situation of how your career has panned out for the whole four years."
Reo-Coker added: "I want to stress, it (my future) has never been financial for me. I am going to be 27 next week and it is about playing football.
"I am entering the so-called peak years of a professional footballer and I still believe the best is yet to come from me.
"It is going to be a difficult decision and not an easy decision to make but you have to do what is best for your career, your aspirations and your family."
The former England U21 international has ambitions of competing at the very top and admits offers from top European sides have caught his eye.
He added: "There has been interest from foreign clubs and most of the clubs are playing in the Champions League.
"That is something you would like to participate in and I am a footballer who has ambitions of playing at the highest level.
"You want to play in the biggest competitions and want to win things and achieve things in your career.
"I am not a footballer for the show of just being a footballer. I am serious about my profession and about what I want to achieve and do."