Portmsouth midfielder Arnold Mvuemba is keen to make his loan spell at Fratton Park a permanent move.
Mvuemba got his first taste of action against Blackburn
Mvuemba, 22, is on loan from Rennes until the end of the season and was given his bow as a substitute in Pompey's defeat at Blackburn.
He told The News: "It was difficult coming on at 3-0, but I want to play more games and stay next season.
"Right now I'm on loan and don't know what will happen, it's not down to me. But I do know I want to stay."
Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is convinced Mvuemba can make an impact in the Premiership, despite his slight build.
Mvuemba said: "The Premiership is fast and strong but it is good for me.
"It is a good championship to play in. I am small but I like the physical part of English football.
"It's nice to know the manager has said things about me, if he's saying these things it's good to know."