GARY Ablett has quashed any notion of a return to Geelong and will finish his career with Gold Coast.
Ablett is contracted with the Suns until the end of 2015, but has already approached the club about extending his stay.
Ablett – who won two premierships and one Brownlow Medal in his 192 games with Geelong – is loving his time in Queensland and is desperate to win a premiership with the Suns.
Ahead of his 250th career game against Melbourne on Saturday night, the Suns captain said he still had plenty of playing years left in him.
"The body's feeling good. Physically I'm feeling great," Ablett said.
"I've got another two years after this on my contract. Hopefully the club will extend from there. I've approached them about negotiating a couple of times, but they've said 'hang on, we'll wait to see how you go next year'," he said with a laugh.
"I really want to win a premiership up here, that's a big part of the reason why I came up here.
"It'd be great to hold up that premiership cup one day and hopefully we can do that before my time's up."
Ablett said although he would always have an affinity with Geelong, his move at the end of 2010 had added longevity to his career.
He loves living away from the Victorian fishbowl and said mentally he was fresher than ever.
"I do not miss it at all, not at all. I love it up here," he said.
"There's been some big footy stories throughout the year down there and you haven't heard anything about it up here and I love it that way.
"It's great to be able to get away from the football club and concentrate on other things and do things that I enjoy."
Ablett says his body is slowing down with age (he's 29), but that is hard to believe when assessing his current form.
He is a raging hot favourite to win his second Brownlow Medal and just three matches ago had 49 disposals and two goals against Collingwood.
"Every pre-season I go into I try to work on areas of my game," he said.
"There's no doubt over the next couple of years I'm going to have to push down forward a little bit more. I am looking forward to that.
"In the next pre-season I'll work on areas of my game as a forward line player and I'm sure as the years go by my percentage of time in the midfield will go down."
Michael Whiting is a reporter for AFL Media. You can follow him on Twitter: @AFL_mikewhiting