Ali Al-Habsi says he “very happy” at Reading and wants to extend his stay beyond the end of the season.
The goalkeeper signed a two-year deal when he joined the Royals in the summer of 2015, and is quoted by the Reading Post as saying: “Of course I want to stay. I really like this club. It’s like a family for me.
“Everyone respects me and I would love to give them more and more. I’m very happy, I’m very pleased – but I don’t want to confuse myself by thinking too much about it.
“I just want to be focused on helping the team get what we need.”
Al-Habsi added: “Many people have been asking me about being in my last few months with the club.
“But for me the most important thing is to concentrate and do my job.
“As a player the most important thing is to focus on football. The club and my agent deal with the other things.
“I just want to do my job right up to the last day of the season.”
Al-Habsi turns 35 in December but believes he is currently playing the best football of his career under Jaap Stam.
“I feel like I’m at my best level,” he said. “I’m feeling very good, very sharp so I have to keep on performing well for the rest of the season.”