Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has said he won't rule out staying with Bundesliga side Stuttgart beyond his loan spell for the season.
Romeu spoke to the league's website about settling into life in Germany having been an ever present for the side so far this season.
He said: "My main objective is to improve my game and I think I can still improve a lot. The Bundesliga is a good league to grow and to become a better player. I want the club to be happy with me and I want to play as much as I can because that will allow me to grow.
"We’ll see what happens, but now I’m focused on the present and helping the team. I don’t know what will happen in the next few years but I will never say no to staying in Stuttgart because they have treated me amazingly so far and I’m really happy here. I want the club to be happy with me and I want to feel I’m doing a good job."
Romeu has made 33 appearances for Chelsea, scoring one goal but has never really had a consistent run in the side that he would have liked. His chances were always going to be limited at Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho bringing in proven quality in Cesc Fabregas to add to his other midfield options as they look to win the Premier League title this season.
As a result, it seems as though the loan spell is benefiting the 23-year-old Spaniard, given that he's been an ever-present in the side so far this season - though they will want to improve on their poor start to the campaign which has seen them win only one of their opening seven league games.