Jordan Botaka has admitted to Voetbal International that he may be forced to leave Leeds United next season, unless he is given more game time.
Botaka was brought to Leeds in 2015, but he did not make much of an impact during his first campaign at Elland Road.
The winger failed to break into Leeds’ line-up under either Uwe Rosler or Steve Evans, and he was forced to play a rotational role.
Botaka did show glimpses of quality towards the end of the campaign, but it is unknown whether new Leeds boss Garry Monk intends to use the 22-year-old more regularly.
Botaka now wants to find out Monk’s plans for him, and he admits that he could look to leave unless he plays frequently in the first-team next term.
"I have heard good stories about him. His teams play attacking [football]. I am going to talk to him, meet him and hear how he sees my role,” he said.
"I want to succeed at Leeds and I'll give everything for that.
"Only when I am out of action for a few months will a loan be an option. "If it doesn't work at Leeds, I will take a different way to the top."
Botaka made just three league starts for Leeds last season, and 10 further substitute appearances.
Botaka could find it hard to break into Monk’s starting line-up, as the former Swansea boss is already making transfer plans for the summer.
Leeds have been linked with a range of players and it would be a surprise if a wide-man was not on Monk’s wishlist this summer.