Samir Nasri only penned a new five-year contract at Manchester City in July, with Premier League title glory convincing him that he is in the right place at this stage of his career.
Just five months later and it is already being speculated as to whether the 2014/15 campaign could be the Frenchman’s last at the Etihad Stadium.
That would come as something of a surprise, given how hard Nasri has worked to become a key performer under Manuel Pellegrini.
He is a key cog in the City midfield, with his ability to pick a pass and trouble defences with his direct running making the perfect foil to the likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Jesus Navas.
The former Arsenal man has been around long enough, though, to know that he cannot afford to get complacent or allow his high standards to dip.
Were that to happen and City were to express an interest in moving him on, Nasri concedes that he would be left with little choice but to seek a challenge elsewhere.
He told French TV station beIN Sports: "I do not know if I will leave the club.
"If they come to me and they tell me to pack my bags, I will leave."
City spent £25 million to acquire Nasri from top-flight rivals Arsenal back in 2011 and have seen him help them to two title successes.
Last season was his most productive to date, but he has shown over recent weeks how important he can be when given time on the ball and when prepared to do his bit for the collective cause.
There is surely a role for him in Pellegrini’s plans heading forward, not just this year but for many to come, with it difficult to see why City would sacrifice his quality and experience.