Roque Santa Cruz has confirmed that he is hoping he can remain at Real Betis beyond the end of this season.
The Paraguay striker has spent the season on loan with Betis in La Liga from Manchester City.
He has performed well and has bagged six goals in 14 starts for the Seville-based side.
But Santa Cruz still has two years remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium and he admits his future remains in the hands of City.
"I have spoken with the club [Betis] and everything is clear," he told Punto Radio.
"On the economic issue we have talked and would be happy with a deal.
"But the key opinion is that of Manchester City, and clubs in England will not talk until the end of the season.
"City will decide my future and that is the main question."
Santa Cruz's current deal is worth a reported £1.2million per-season and at present City are believed to be paying 30 per cent of his wages.