Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah says he wants to return home one day but is equally determined to continue playing at the highest level in Europe.
The former Juventus star has been looking for a new club since leaving Italian Serie A side Inter Milan by mutual consent in October.
Despite recently turning 32 he still has the enthusiasm of a 20-year-old and says it is too soon for him to follow the lead of his compatriot and former captain Asamoah Gyan, who signed for Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities in November.
"In the future, I won't mind going there (to Ghana) and play football, but this is not the right time for me to do so," he told BBC Sport Africa.
"I have quite a few years ahead of me to play in Europe before considering such a move."
Asamoah added that any return to Ghana would involve more than just playing for a club there.
"For me it would mean to go back and support Ghana's football, to encourage the young ones, share my experiences in Europe with them and give something back," he insisted.
"I know they would look at a player like me and be eager to learn; I could help them with my experience, show them what is necessary and encourage them.
"This might also inspire other players who are in Europe now to go back and help. We could be role models for them."