Injured Dutch midfielder Ferrie Bodde is keen to sign a new contract with Swansea City before Christmas.
The 28-year-old, who hopes to return to action before the end of the season, is out of contract at the Liberty Stadium at the end of this campaign.
Bodde told the Evening Post: "It has been a difficult time for me because of the injury. I want to play for Swansea and be a part of the manager's plans.
"The team has been doing very well but it's frustrating for me because I can't do anything to help.
"Of course, my contract finishes next year but I'm talking with the chairman and I hope soon we can get something agreed.
"I say that not just because I want my future cleared up, but because I want to show my appreciation to the club.
"The chairman, the manager, my team-mates, the staff at Swansea and also the fans - everyone has been very good and supportive to me through this tough time.
"If I can get on the pitch and play well for Swansea then maybe I can repay everyone."
Injuries have restricted Bodde to just two starts in the last two years.