Craig Bellamy has threatened to retire if he is cut from Manchester City's 25-man Premier League squad.
Bellamy, 31, faces an uncertain future at Eastlands after repeat rumours of fall outs with manager Roberto Mancini. After another summer of stellar spending, he is believed to be one of the players who will fall foul of the new regulations limiting match day squad sizes.
The Welshman revealed he had turned down a switch to Wolfsburg this summer and could pack in the sport if he misses out on selection.
He said: "I feel strongly that I can offer something at the club.
"But if I don't get in the 25-man squad, I don't know what I will do.
"I might finish, full stop, or look at every option I get.
"This game is as ruthless as any. I sort of feel I am not going to be part of it [at Manchester City]. I can see it from a distance.
"I find that very difficult to take because I really enjoy playing for Manchester City. I think I have shown that with my commitment this year.
"I've had a few options. I've turned down Wolfsburg. I don't fancy Germany, it's not somewhere I see myself playing football.
"I have to see what options I have. I am here to play football.
"With this 25-man ruling, it doesn't matter how well I train or how good my attitude is, I might not be registered to play.
"So do I go without playing football until January, or do I find myself a club where I can play football?
"I am committed to stay where I am. I feel I deserve to be part of it, but I don't pick the 25 or the team. I have to wait on their decision."