Juventus midfielder Andrew Pirlo admits that he has no intention of hanging up his boots but says that he would leave the Old Lady if he became surplus to requirements.
The 34-year-old sees his current deal with Juve expire at the end of this season but has voiced his intentions to continue playing beyond that.
The Italy international, who previously turned out for AC Milan, says that he will consider his future once he reaches that point.
"Of course I will continue to play, we'll see where," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I have already spoken to the club and we will meet again at the end of the season to decide.
"My priority is to stay at Juve but I do not want to be a burden to anyone.
"Through the years it has been said I should stay just because my name is Pirlo. But I want to feel important and help towards the success of the team. If that's not the case, I will go."
Pirlo was an instrumental part of Juve's charge to back-to-back Serie A titles in the last two seasons.