Roman Pavlyuchenko has admitted he will have to consider a move away from Tottenham in the January transfer window if he does not start to play more regularly reports skysports.com.
The 29-year-old Russian striker was heavily linked with a move away from north London in the summer, but after a move failed to materialise he has been left out in the cold.
The arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor on loan has further limited Pavlyuchenko's options at White Hart Lane, and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp's decision to keep him over Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch could now backfire after the player expressed his desire for regular first-team football.
"I do not have much playing practice at Tottenham, although I am in very good physical shape," Pavlyuchenko told The Sun.
"I very much want to play football. That's why I need to start thinking now about moving clubs in the winter."
His affection for Spurs will always remain, but Pavlyuchenko says that he may be forced to leave for the good of his career.
"I love Tottenham," he enthused. "The team is like my second family.
"But if nothing changes I will agree to any loan deal. In fact, to any deal which gives me the chance to play permanently."