Curtis Davies is desperate to quit West Bromwich Albion and seal a move back to the Premier League.
The former Baggies skipper has had transfer requests rejected by West Brom, who are insistent they will not let him leave unless their valuation - believed to be over £7million - is met.
After spending a year in the Championship trying to help them back up, Davies does not see his future with West Brom - after they lost in the play-off final.
Tottenham are leading the hunt for his signature and Davies admits he would love to move to White Hart Lane.
"Spurs are a good club and with the signings they have made they could break into the top four," said Davies.
"They are renowned for signing young British talent and I have some friends there like Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon."
Davies wants a deal done with Spurs, although he is open to any offer from the top flight.
"Hopefully West Brom can agree a deal for me with them or another club and we can sort things out amicably," he told the Daily Mirror.
"If we had gone up I guess I wouldn't be asking for a move but I need to look after myself and move for the sake of my career.
"I can't afford to fall any further behind the other young English defenders like Steven Taylor, Anton Ferdinand, Michael Dawson and Nedum Onuoha by playing in the Championship for another season.
Davies also admits he is jealous of some of his former West Brom team-mates who have moved to the Premier League this summer.
"Diomansy [Kamara], Jason Koumas and Macca [Paul McShane] have got their moves and when I look at them I am envious," he added.
"I am really hoping to get a move back to the Premiership so I can make my mark at that level again against the big name players."