West Ham winger Matt Taylor is hopeful Andy Carroll will agree a permanent deal to stay at Upton Park.
Carroll made a memorable return to the starting line-up following a two-month absence when he scored the winning goal against Swansea last Saturday.
The England forward had been ruled out since the end of November with a knee injury, but showed he has made a full recovery with an impressive display in the West Ham attack.
Carroll is due to return to Liverpool at the end of the season following his season-long loan deal, but Taylor would love to see the former Newcastle striker join West Ham on a long-term basis.
When asked if he would like him to stay, Taylor said: "Who wouldn't. He is a fantastic footballer but it is not for me to decide.
"He enjoys himself here and there is an option I understand to buy him at the end of the season. We want him to continue building from now until the end of the season.
"He is so powerful. But that's why he is Britain's most expensive player. Hopefully when he gets a good run of games under his belt, starts scoring more goals, he will prove to be another vital member of the squad for us.
"You can't replicate the way he plays in training like he does in matches. It was just nice to see him scoring. He will be happy to play 90 minutes, to score a goal, and a winning goal, which was fantastic."