Micah Richards is considering his future at Manchester City.
The Sun says the defender is fed up with being in and out of the team and says that, at the age of 22, he cannot afford to be sitting on the bench.
Richards admits it may seem strange that he should want to get away with City standing second in the Premier League and battling it out with bitter rivals Manchester United for the title.
However, he insists the desire to play overrides all other factors.
He said: "I know people will be reading this wondering why I don't just shut up.
"City are second and they will say what the manager is doing is working and keeping us fresh but I know my ability and I want to show it. I'm not the sort of player who can just sit around and bank his wages.
"I've got no problem with the club or Roberto Mancini as a manager but he knows how I feel.
"I went to see the boss and told him how frustrated I was.
"He said I was part of his plans but I went three Premier League games without even getting on, started against Aston Villa, then didn't play against Blackpool. Sometimes I'm in, then Jerome Boateng comes in instead, or Pablo Zabaleta, or two of us play.
"It's in, out, in, out, mix and match."