Paris Saint Germain striker Pauleta has admitted he could leave the club this month.
And the 34-year-old, who remains hugely popular among fans, says that could lead him to quit the club in the near future.
"I have three options in front of me," he told TV channel Infosport.
"The first is to create trouble with the coach and the club, but that is not me.
"The second is to accept the situation that I will only play 60 minutes every fortnight.
"The third is to leave before the end of the month. I will have to think about it and make a decision."
Pauleta, who is under contract until 2008, insists that he is not keen to leave the club.
"I will be very clear: there is no problem between the club and myself, and I have a good relationship with the coach, too.
"I continue to say what I said two months ago: I want to finish my career at Paris. It is just a matter of choice: either I accept the situation and I know I will play less than in previous years or I leave to join a club where I know I will play."
PSG could be tempted to offload the player, who is reportedly one of the club's biggest earners, but Galatasaray are the only club to have shown any interest in his services and they are now apparently turning to Le Mans forward Grafite instead.