Julien Faubert has made it clear his future lies away from West Ham, despite his obvious respect for new boss Sam Allardyce.
The 28-year-old has shown glimpses of his old ability over the last two games, which will have given a timely reminder to any possible suitors.
Under the stewardship of Allardyce, the exasperation and sense of hopelessness that accompanied relegation has been evaporated by the approach of the new manager.
Yet, for Faubert, the change in manager has come too late to prolong his stay at West Ham.
"For me, I still want a move," he told London 24.
"It wasn't a tough time last season; I had the worst season in my career to be honest.
"I think everything has now changed. The new manager has come with patience and with respect as well.
"He respects all the players and that is not what happened last season."
The no-nonsense approach of Allardyce has endeared him to the Frenchman and, despite his desire to reinvigorate his career away from Upton Park, Faubert has insisted he will play to his best ability when called upon.
"We sat down and we talked man to man and I said to him, 'if you need me at any time, I will give my best any time while I'm here'," he added.
"I think that is why I like this kind of man, because even if I'm not in the starting XI, he respects me and he respects what I've done before in football and he knows I can help the team."