Munster back Simon Zebo has said that family will come first when it comes to making a decision on his future beyond this season.
The Ireland international has been linked with a move to join Pau in the Top 14 when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.
Zebo, who has 21 caps, became a father for the first time earlier this year and admits that added responsibility will play a key role in his next move.
Former Munster boss Simon Mannix is in charge at the big-spending Top 14 outfit and Zebo hopes to make a final decision soon.
“I think first and foremost the decision will be based around myself and my family, so it’s not going to be a selfish one where I say, ‘Oh I need to go for this… or I need to go for this’,” Zebo told The42.ie
“I think it is going to be what is going to be best for my family and what I want to do for the next couple of years, so it’s hard to say, but we’ll see.
“It is not just me, so I can’t be selfish. There is a lot of things going to come into play. Hopefully soon enough we will be able to make a decision, and cross that bridge then.
“Munster will always, always mean a lot to me. It’s my childhood club. I have supported Munster all of my life. It always will mean a great deal to me.
“But at the end of the day, rugby is a business and you can’t get swallowed up. You have to look after yourself, and know what’s best for you and your family. Hopefully everything works out the way I would like it to. We will see what happens.”