Centre-back Abdoulaye Faye has set his sights on earning a new contract which would enable him to end his career at Stoke City.
The 32-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the season, with Faye eager to stay at the Britannia Stadium after impressing since his arrival from Newcastle United in the summer of 2008.
He told The Sentinel: "This is the last season of my contract, but I would prefer to stay here. I am happy here, the fans like me and I have everything here.
"Maybe I have three years left before I finish football, but I am happy here, so why go somewhere else?
"When I first came to Stoke some people said the club was going straight back down, but I said I wanted to come here and I wanted the challenge.
"But we stayed up and in the second season as well. Now this year we have a strong team and more good players.
"Everyone works hard together and enjoys the game. The team spirit is as good as it was."