Kamohelo Mokotjo has been a valuable squad member for Brentford in recent years, making 100 appearances for the West London club over the past three seasons.
Arriving from FC Twente in 2017, the defensive midfielder has been a first team regular for the Bees offering a sturdy shield for their back four.
However, aged 29 and with his current deal coming to an end this summer there is plenty of doubt over his long-term future, with a number of talented young midfielders emerging below him.
Brentford are also targeting promotion to the Premier League and whether they achieve that goal or not, it is likely they will look to strengthen their squad in the transfer window.
Here we assess what the future holds for Mokotjo.
Staying at Brentford?
With Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Josh Dasilva, Dru Yearwood, Emiliano Marcondes and Jan Zamburek all competing for places Thomas Frank’s team are well stocked in midfield, but Mokotjo certainly adds something different.
An accurate passer and secure holding presence, he offers both defensive output and offensive build up.
This season he has scored one goal and registered two assists from 14 starts, as well as 0.8 key passes per game.
However, with his deal set to expire and him approaching his 30th birthday, the club could be tempted to let him leave on a free in the summer.
His impact has been significantly reduced this season because of form and injury and with Brentford’s ambition, it is hard to see his role getting bigger.
Where could he go?
With nearly three season’s evidence, Mokotjo is an able player at this level and one that can still add value to most side’s in England’s second tier.
If he does leave on free the majority of Championship clubs should be tempted to make an enquiry, while he should have the option of a return to the Netherlands if he wanted to.