Edmilson has confirmed that he hopes to stay at Camp Nou after a string of long-term injuries undermined his time at Barcelona.
The Brazilian joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2004 but has made just 79 appearances for the club in three-and-a-half years, and with his contract due to expire in the summer, the midfielder is hoping to earn a new deal.
“When I came to Barca I was in great shape,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.
“I was 28, had experience, was physically fit and arrived with a strong desire to grow even more.
“Then I was out for eight months and I came back and well, things have continued from there. I just hope that the five or six months I have left on my contract allow me to say goodbye with a trophy.”
“The truth is that things have not gone as I imagined they would. I always said that I wanted to play in a great club and then I was injured after arriving.
“I am slightly sad because nobody has been able to see the Edmilson from before.
“I am open to the possibility (of a new contract). Of the players that all arrived at the same time as me, I am the only one not to have had my contract revised.
“If there is a chance for me to stay another year, or two or three, then we shall see.
“Up until now I have had no offers and if it were down to me I would stay here.”
With Yaya Toure set to depart from the African Nations Cup, Edmilson is looking to reclaim his place as the holding midfield player.
“There are other players, like Rafa (Marquez) and Andres (Iniesta), that can play there too, but I will have to see what happens,” he said.
“I feel good. The operation went well and the first three months of recovery were very important and I feel better than last season.
“Now I want to rediscover my rhythm and to play again.”