Courtney Lawes, England forward, is open to the possibility of continuing his career with Northampton Saints.
The 33-year old has appeared in more than 250 matches for the club.
Lawes said that he was tempted by the possibility of moving to France in the past.
He said, “It would have been a really cool adventure, but, I've worked at Saints so many years, it would also really be cool just to be one-club man.”
“I think it's a win for me regardless. After the conference, I'm available for contract. World Cup, so we'll watch what happens.”
Lawes made his Northampton debut as a player in 2007. He was born in Northampton and played in the side that year. won the Premiership title in 2014.
He said, “There have been a few occasions when I almost left the Saints due to money.”
“The truth is that our careers can be very short and you need to make the most of every opportunity.
“There were times when I thought I would be leaving, but then Saints were able to raise the money.
“I've always wanted it to stay. But if it isn't financially feasible, you have to do what's right.”
You can play through pain barriers
Northampton, fourth in the table, is poised for another crack at end-of season play-offs. Friday's single-point victory over HarlequinsWith two matches to play
Lawes participated in the game after declaring himself available for selection just 13 days after sustaining a compound dislocation in his thumb during a defeat by Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup.
He said, “I entered the game expecting to feel some discomfort. But I was wrong.”
“I wear it to keep it in its place, but it is clearly still damaged.”
Lawes said that you must have your thumb out to catch the ball. Although it was not pleasant, I managed to catch one on my thumb.
“I knew from the beginning that it didn't matter how painful it was if it had the right splint.