• Standoff ... Phoenix striker Stein Huysegems (Getty)
Wellington Phoenix striker Stein Huysegems won't sign a one-year offer that's been put in front of him as he insists on his request of a two-year extension or nothing.
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4 Apr 2014 - 1:24 PM  UPDATED 4 Apr 2014 - 3:18 PM

The Belgian star said he hopes his stand-off with Phoenix management will end in Sydney this weekend.

Huysegems will discuss the subject with coach Ernie Merrick on Saturday ahead of Sunday's A-League game against Sydney FC, as time ticks away on his prospects for next season.

"I'm almost 32 years old, I'm still feeling fit. Two years is what I want," he said.

"Otherwise you have to start negotiating again after six or seven months. That's not ideal at that stage of the season because you focus too much on that sort of thing and that's not good for yourself."

Huysegems said uncertainty over his future may have played a part in his five-game goal drought, after scoring nine times in his previous 12 Phoenix appearances.

He has scored 10 for the season, eclipsing his five from his first season at the club.

Former Belgian age group representative Huysegems says discussions with other clubs include A-League teams but no offer has been forthcoming.

Keeping his young family in Wellington is his preference.

"The kids are all really settled in at school and speaking good English. It's nice to see they're making friends and things like that," he said.

"The ideal situation would be to stay here and not have to pack again and find something else."