Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman says he wants to stay at the club for “many years” to come.
The France international is set to start the second season of a two-year loan at the Allianz Arena from Juventus after an impressive 2015-16 campaign for his club ended with him helping his country to the final of Euro 2016.
Bayern paid €7million to loan Coman and hold the option to purchase him on a permanent basis at any time until April 2017 for an additional fixed fee of €21m.
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said last week there was a “huge probability” Bayern would activate the clause and Coman himself is eager to remain with them for the long-term.
“I would like to stay,” the 20-year-old told Kicker. “It was one of my goals when I arrived here that I will play here for longer [than the two years].
“Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world and I want to play many, many years here. I see myself here for many years, even if you never know exactly how these years will run.
“It was a wonderful year. It was my first season in which I played a lot. This year has brought me forward in every case. I have made a great progress and it was a very good decision to move to Bayern.”
Coman, though, is still gutted by France falling at the final hurdle at the Euros last month, with Portugal beating them 1-0 in extra time.
He added: “It was a depressing feeling to lose because the chance to become European champions playing in our own country will probably never come back to me.”