Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner has revealed that his agent will hold talks with Old Trafford chiefs in a bid to clarify his future, while also admitting that he considered leaving in January due to lack of first-team opportunities.
Buttner has only started three Premier League games all season long, with United stalwart Patrice Evra still preferred despite his contract expiring at the end of the season and no offer of fresh terms in sight.
The 25-year-old did produce a strong display in Evra's absence during the first leg of United's Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich though, largely keeping Arjen Robben quiet to surpass all expectations in terms of performance that night.
United boss David Moyes is expected to implement a policy of recruitment in key areas to improve on a dreadful first season in charge of the Red Devils, with left-back very much a position the club are looking to strengthen.
Despite questions over a summer exit, either on loan or in a permanent move, Buttner is adamant that he feels at home with United and if asked to stay is happy to fight with any new signing for a place in the starting XI next season.
Butter is quoted by The Mirror as telling Voetball International: "Of course I have thought it through.
"Should I stay here any longer and wait for my chance, or maybe go for a transfer?
"The club was always clear, they wouldn't let me go, and in these moments you have to remember what you have. I play at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I feel completely at home, I often have a lot of family with me, and won't give up.
"That approach is now being rewarded, that's nice. My agent has an interview this week at the club on my development and future."
With Champions League qualification now out of the equation for United the young Dutchman may be given a chance to prove his worth by Moyes before the Premier League campaign draws to a close, particularly as the club still have decisions to make in all areas over recruitment or new contracts for top stars.