Diego Lugano has fueled speculation of an exit from Paris Saint-Germain in the near future after being overlooked by coach Carlo Ancelotti's for his 25-man Champions League squad.
As well as his exclusion from European commitments, a lack of playing time has also affected his chances of joining up with his Uruguay colleagues during the nation's World Cup qualifying campaign.
"It is a challenge that I initiated myself, and then again, my contract was also very lucrative," lamented the former Fenerbahce defender to Ovacion.
"My salary is high, I live in France, and play for a great team, so that was enough not to prompt me to leave during the summer.
"However, if the situation at PSG has a negative effect on myself being called up for national duty, I will consider my options. Uruguay are too important for me to neglect them."
The centre-back moved to Parc des Princes last term for a fee of €3 million, but only managed 12 appearances last season, partly due to injury.
Thiago Silva's arrival from AC Milan is expected to see Lugano's chances of action dwindle further.