Younes Kaboul says he could have joined Paris St Germain in the summer but preferred the stability of Spurs.
The 25-year-old France international switched to Spurs from Auxerre four years ago and has since moved to Portsmouth and then back to White Hart Lane.
He is enjoying his football under Harry Redknapp so turned down a return to France but has not ruled out such a move in the future.
He told French radio station RMC Sports: "I am happy at Spurs but I don't rule out a return to France before the end of my career.
"I could have joined PSG in the summer but preferred the stability of Tottenham.
"I am a PSG fan and I watch the matches on TV.
"I adored the club as a kid and I hope they reach the Champions League next season."
Spurs next take on Arsenal on Sunday and Kaboul fully understands the fixture's significance after scoring the winner when Redknapp's side overturned a two-goal deficit to beat the Gunners 3-2 at the Emirates last November.
He told the Daily Mail: "I'm aware of what the North London derby means. Not a lot before but more now. Scoring the winner at the Emirates was one of the best moments of my career.
"I've had lots of conversations with the French players at Arsenal, of course. Off the pitch we are friends, like family, but on the pitch there is no mercy. You just have to do your maximum and win."
The France defender also believes Spurs can win the race for a UEFA Champions League place this term.
He added: "We are on a good run and we want to keep that. We have the team to play in the Champions League and that's our principal target.
"I'd agree it's between us, Arsenal and Liverpool - and Arsenal and Liverpool aren't better than us."