HARRY Arter revealed how he was “desperate” to gain promotion with Fulham and said: “I want to spend the next few years here.”

The on-loan Cherries midfielder has started the Cottagers’ past three Championship fixtures, including Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over Millwall.

Republic of Ireland international Arter joined up with his brother-in-law Scott Parker on a season-long loan move from Cherries earlier this month.

As part of the deal, Fulham have an obligation to buy the Sidcup-born star next summer, depending on certain performance-based criteria.

This is believed to include whether or not the west London side seal promotion.

Speaking to Standard Sport, Arter said: “I don’t know what people think the deal is, but for me the only way that I can definitely stay next year is if we get promoted.

“So I am desperate to go up, for me personally of course because I want to spend the next few years here. So promotion and staying is definitely in my mind of course.

“I’ve settled in really well. I’ve been coming to watch Fulham for the past five or six years so I kind of felt like a part of the club before I even joined. So that side of things has been easy.”

The 29-year-old joined Cherries from Woking for just £4,000 in 2010 and has made 255 appearances for the club, netting 29 goals.

Arter’s contract with Cherries expires in the summer of 2021.

Speaking further about Fulham boss Parker, the midfielder added: “He is not big on stats or breaking records, he wants to win games.

“His philosophy is based on keeping the ball. I think it is evident that’s the case.”