David Rozehnal is hoping to earn more game time and an extended stay at Ligue 1 leaders Lille.
The former Newcastle and Paris St Germain defender returned to France at the start of the season on a 12-month loan deal.
He opted for a switch to Lille after slipping down the pecking order at Bundesliga outfit Hamburg.
The 30-year-old has found first-tem opportunities limited again in France, but is prepared to accept a back-seat role as the club are doing so well.
In fact, Rozehnal claims to be enjoying his stay at Lille so much that he would be prepared to make a permanent move over the summer.
He told L'Equipe: "At Hamburg I didn't play at all. Here the team is playing well, we are the league leaders, and I understand that the coach doesn't want to make changes.
"I am 30 years old and I need to think of others and not just myself. If I remain on the bench for the rest of the season and we win the title, I would be happy.
"I would like to play more often, but that is not the most important thing. The most important thing is to feel happy.
"There are some great players here, the training centre is amazing and the club is at the top level. If everyone is happy with me, I would be willing to stay."