Blaise Matuidi has revealed that it is his ambition to test himself in the UEFA Champions League.
The holding midfielder has graduated into the France national side this season while on the books of St Etienne.
He appreciates everything the Ligue 1 outfit have done for him, having snapped him up from Troyes in 2007 and handed him a grander stage on which to perform.
The 24-year-old is, however, keen to keep on climbing and accepts that he may be forced to move on in order to achieve his goals.
Matuidi is in no rush to push through a switch this summer, but admits he cannot wait much longer before joining Europe's elite.
"We will talk about my future when the time is right," he told L'Equipe.
"I am 24 years old and I haven't experienced the Champions League. I am not old, but I want to play at that level.
"It is important for me and my career that I am able to take part in these great competitions.
"There are exciting clubs in France and across Europe, but today I am with St Etienne and no-one else.
"I can't just leave for somewhere else. I have to ask the right questions. I also have to appreciate that I played for France while at St Etienne."