Adam Drury is hoping he will shortly sign a new contract to extend his Norwich City career.
The Canaries captain's current deal expires in the summer, although the Championship club do hold a one-year option.
Drury, who has made almost 260 appearances since moving to Carrow Road six years ago, is willing to take up that option.
He admits he had opportunities to quit Norwich in January, but is now convinced his future lies with Peter Grant's side.
"It is still on-going, but hopefully something should be sorted out in the very near future," Drury told the Eastern Daily Press. "The club have said they want me to stay and I want to stay.
"I love my football here, I love my life here and I think the club has a great chance of doing something next year. If I didn't honestly believe that then it would be different.
"I have had chances, in the window if I had really wanted to move I could have. I could have kicked up a fuss and basically forced my way out, like players can do, but it has never been in my interests.
"The things I needed to get sorted weren't really issues. They were matters alongside, not actually in, my contract. I don't want to sign if the club is not going to be challenging.
"I didn't want to sign and then think 'hang on a minute, we're selling all the players or getting rid of all the players and no one is coming in', that's not right.
"I wanted to make sure - and through talking to the gaffer you can see he wants to win things."