Iker Casillas admits he will consider quitting Real Madrid in the January transfer window if he fails to usurp Diego Lopez as the club's first-choice goalkeeper.
The Spain international, who has not started a league fixture for Madrid since January, has struggled to secure his starting place ahead of Lopez this season, while the 32-year-old's hopes of playing in the World Cup next summer may also be in doubt.
Casillas, who joined the club as a nine-year-old and is contracted to Madrid until 2017, concedes he may have to call time on his lengthy spell in the Spanish capital as soon as January.
"If a player isn't in the action then he starts to think about making a decision," Casillas told reporters.
"I’m human and I’m a footballer. I haven’t played for nine months now and it’s the same for me. I’m not a robot.
"Of course I want to stay here and win more titles with Real Madrid. I’ve been here since I was little, but there will come a day in which I have to take a decision.
"As of now my decision is to stay and fight, to struggle and play every day. If I wasn’t sure about it I would have told the president I wanted to leave in September.
"That being said, if in three months things haven’t changed and you ask me the same question, well maybe I’ll be thinking about leaving."