Emanuel Pogatetz is keen to agree a new deal with Middlesbrough to extend his stint with the Riverside outfit.
The Austria international's current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Boro have been in talks with the 27-year-old as they look to put together a package which suits all parties.
Defender Pogatetz is eager to put pen to paper in the near future, but is keen to secure a deal which offers him the necessary security.
"At the moment, to be honest, it looks good," he told the club's official website.
Years and finances
"I have said I would like to stay here and help the club get back to where it belongs, and the signs from the club are that they would like to keep me as well.
"Now it is just if we can work out an agreement or not, and I really hope we can do that. But it just depends what the club wants to do in terms of years and finances, and that's definitely playing a part.
"I am 27 now and I am entering the final stages of my career and the club can't expect me to play on the same wages as when I was 20 or 19. That's an honest thing to say.
"Also, if I sign a new contract, I would like to sign probably a longer contract so the same thing doesn't start again and again."