Roy Krishna has given his strongest hint yet, he'll stay in Wellington and remain a Phoenix for next season's A-League.
But with its fourth head coach in three years and only seven players signed on, uncertainty over the club's future could impact his decision.
"Obviously, I look to have a long-term deal," Krishna told Newshub. "That's one of the things we talked about."
The Fijian international was awarded the Golden Boot and Johnny Warren Medal, as the A-League's Player of the Year in Sydney on Monday night.
He also had a chance to meet with new coach Ufuk Talay for the first time.
"After talking to him, you can tell he wants to go further. It was disappointing, this season, we didn't go all the way."
Krishna's off contract at the end of the month, and clubs across Asia and Australia have been fighting for the league's top goal-scorer.
"I said no to a few people. It'll all come down to my family's decision and obviously it's going to be my say, but it's all about the family."
The 31-year-old is sure to win more awards at the club's end-of-season ceremony next week, before heading away on a surprise and well-deserved holiday, organised by his partner.
Before departing, he hopes to have his future cleared up.
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