Rosa has given his strongest indication yet that he wants to remain in Perth.
As his 150th game approaches, free agent Matt Rosa says he wants to stay at the West Coast Eagles for the rest of his career.
The out-of-contract 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2014 season and has been the subject of trade speculation after apparent interest from Melbourne-based clubs.
Rosa played a vital role in the Eagles’ 33-point win over St. Kilda on the weekend and after the game gave the strongest indication yet that he will stay in Perth.
“I would definitely like to be a one-club player so hopefully it works out that way,” Rosa said.
“There is still a little bit of work to do, but that would be great to say at the end of your career that you’re a one-club player.”
Rosa’s management has been in contract negotiations with West Coast for the past month, but the player could not provide a timeframe in which a new contract would be signed.
“I think they are making good progress and hopefully something comes of that soon,” Rosa said.
“It could be this week, it could be three or four weeks. That’s why I’ve got a manager. He’s handling all that.
“I’ve just been focusing on playing footy and getting my body right each weekend. I don’t really like worrying about those sorts of things so I’ll just wait for his call.
“Obviously he’s working behind the scenes with the club.”
Rosa plays his 150th game for West Coast on Saturday in the derby against arch-rivals Fremantle.