Tuncay Sanli has cast doubt on his future at Stoke City.
Stoke paid Boro £5million for Tuncay and he claims he will stay with the club until the next transfer window before taking stock of his situation.
If by then he is still struggling for first-team opportunities then he will seek to continue his career elsewhere.
"I will stay to January and try to get myself into the team," Tuncay is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.
"But if I cannot, then I will ask the club to let me go. I have to think about my career and about Turkey."