Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho has dropped a fresh hint that he will be leaving the Saints in the summer.
The 23-year-old is clearly unhappy with the lack of playing time at Parc des Princes and is determined to leave the club in order to keep hold of the starting berth in the national team.
Sakho is still considered a first team regular by France boss Didier Deschamps, but that could change if he continues to play second fiddle at club level.
The player is well aware of the situation and admits that he is looking to leave the Saints at the end of the current campaign.
“In the mind of the PSG coach, I’m the third (in the pecking order). I have finally come to accept it even if I do not understand it,” Sakho told L’Equipe.
“I have to play at club level to qualify for the France team. Next season will be important.
“It’s been a difficult year and a half for me at PSG. To continue my progress, I must be playing.”
Sakho came through the youth ranks at Parc des Princes and went on to make 135 Ligue 1 appearances for the club.
With his contract due to expire in June 2014, the centre-back should be available at a cut-back fee in the summer.