Bondz N'Gala has confirmed talks to join Plymouth Argyle on a permanent basis in the summer are 'going well'.
The defender linked up with the Pilgrims on loan in March and he has impressed in making nine Championship appearances for the relegated club.
He is being released by West Ham United at the end of the season and Plymouth boss Paul Mariner has already expressed his interest in hanging on to the 20-year-old.
N'Gala has enjoyed his time at Home Park and offered an update on the progress of negotiations regarding a permanent deal with the Pilgrims.
"I'm in advanced talks with the club, and they are going well," N'Gala told The Herald.
"I like it here. The fans are great, and so are Paul Mariner and the backroom staff. They have got good ambitions, and so do I.
"I have learned a lot from the nine games I have played in. It has been a great experience and I have really enjoyed it."