Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray wants to keep Marvin Emnes next season and hopes to secure the winger on a new contract.
Emnes enjoyed a loan spell at Swansea City during the first half of the campaign before establishing himself in Mowbray's plans upon his return to The Riverside.
Swansea have hinted at making a summer bid for the Dutchman, but Mowbray wants Emnes to stay at Boro for the long term.
"I would like to extend Marvin's contract and keep him here longer term," Mowbray said. "It's something we're looking at and that I'd like us to try to do.
"I like Marvin as a player. I think he is technically very good and he gives opposing defenders a lot of problems in this league.
"While Scott (McDonald) and Leroy (Lita) want to score goals and are very focused on doing that, Marvin is absolutely unselfish and takes just as much satisfaction in creating goals as scoring them himself.
"In that respect he is a good foil for either of the other two as they are more out and out centre-forwards, more selfish strikers."