Alex Song has told reporters he is happy in East London and sees his future in England.
The Hammers pulled off quite a coup in the summer when they managed to sign Song on a season-long loan deal from La Liga giants Barcelona.
Speculation of a move to East London coincided with increased frustrations in the north of the capital as the Gunners’ supporters felt the need for a new defensive midfield signing.
However, a possible return to the Emirates never materialised and Sam Allardyce’s men have been the major beneficiaries as Song has put in a number of top performances back in the Premier League.
Asked by reporters whether he could see his role at Upton Park becoming permanent, the Cameroon international hinted he would be keen on it happening by confirming his happiness at the club.
"I am very happy here. The club, the fans and my team-mates have helped me a lot. My family is also happy and I want to give something back,” he was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
"Will I stay? We will see. At the moment I am very happy here and my family is very happy here and the most important thing is happiness.”
"I'll will see what happens and then make my decision at the end of the season. I still have two years left at Barcelona but I think my future will be in England.”
The 27-year-old midfielder has made 14 Premier League starts for the club this season. The likelihood of Song making his loan move permanent may depend on how much parent club Barcelona are willing to sell him for and whether that figure falls in line with the Hammers’ transfer budget.