Ki Sung-yueng is back in favour at Swansea City and discussing a contract extension at the Liberty Stadium.
The South Korea international spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Sunderland after being deemed surplus to requirements by Michael Laudrup.
He has, however, returned to South Wales to form part of a group now managed by Garry Monk.
A change in approach has worked in Ki’s favour, with a starting role – and a crucial goal at Manchester United – enjoyed by the 25-year-old at the start of the new season.
Ki admits he is enjoying his football again and has opened the door for fresh terms to be tabled after entering the final 12 months of his current agreement.
He said in the South Wales Evening Post: “I’m very pleased with everyone, the squad and also with every start – which I can learn something from.
“The way we play football is very suitable so I think I can maybe expect to extend my contract.
“I’m in negotiations. It would be great to stay here.”
Ki admits he had other options to consider over the summer, with Sunderland and Aston Villa said to be keen on acquiring his services on a permanent basis, but he is convinced that he made the right decision in staying at Swansea.
He added: “I had a few options to go but I decided to stay because I know these players can help me to be a better player.
“It’s easy for me to pass it and easy for me to create chances so I’m very happy to stay here.
“(Wilfried) Bony, (Nathan) Dyer, (Wayne) Routledge, (Bafetimbi) Gomis, Gylfi (Sigurdsson) – these players know how to play football, so it’s easier for me to play with them.”