Philippe Coutinho is keen to make his loan move from Inter Milan to Espanyol permanent after enjoying his new lease of life in Spain.
The 19-year-old midfielder has become an instant hit with the Catalan club and it has been suggested they are looking to secure his signature from the Serie A side on a permanent basis.
The Brazilian, who is relishing first-team football, has fallen for Espanyol after joining them until the end of the season during the winter transfer window.
"I would like to stay, but I am not thinking about the future," explained Coutinho.
"A player always wants to be playing and I am enjoying the time I have played."
Coutinho joined Inter from Vasco da Gama in 2010 and made 18 appearances for the Serie A side before opting to try his luck in Spain and is pleased with his choice.
"It was not like I thought it would be," he admitted. "It is difficult to join a squad and compete straight away.
"But all of my team-mates have welcomed me and they have helped me settle.
"The coach gave me the opportunity in the first week and I trained very hard to be able to help the team. I am very pleased with the way things have gone.
"I am enjoying it all and the players here are very technical and the pace is fast. I have to work harder now than I did in Italy and everyone runs a lot."