CAPTAIN Brede Hangeland hopes to stay at Fulham for the rest of his career.
The towering defender ended speculation about his future this week after committing himself to Craven Cottage for at least another two years in a deal that could keep him at the club until 2016.
Hangeland has made almost 250 appearances for the club since making the switch to the Whites from FC Copenhagen in 2008.
And the 31-year-old Norwegian says he could see out his playing days in SW6.
He said: “I think it's hard to plan ahead. It may well be [my last club] but at the moment I'm feeling as good as ever, I don't miss games and feel fit, so who knows? I will take it a season at a time.
“We're being looked after so well these days. Our medical staff are fantastic and I think it's possible to carry on longer than it was five or six years ago, so I'll see how long I can go on for.”
A number of clubs were understood to be monitoring Hangeland's situation, but the centre-back insists he was always confident of sorting out his future with the Whites.
"My priority was to stay here,” he said. “I've enjoyed my time with Fulham and I think there wouldn't have been any better options for me.
"I am very happy. I think everyone knows that. I have said many times how much I like it here and to extend my stay was great news and I am really happy to sort it out.
“I've liked it here from day one. It's a nice club with a good family feel to it. The stadium is brilliant and it happens to be in the best part of the country. This club has a lot going for it.”
Fulham all but secured Premier League survival with Monday night's west London derby win against struggling QPR.
And Hangeland has set his sights on a top-10 finish ahead of Sunday's trip to Newcastle.
He added: “It's always hard to go there but we are confident at the moment, playing well and haven't lost in a long time.
“We beat Tottenham last time away from home, so it's possible to go there and get a result.”
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