Left fielder Alex Gordon confirmed he shares the Royals' interest in discussing a multi-year contract once the season concludes.

"Staying here?" he said. "Heck, yeah. I love it here. I love the guys here. I love being close to home. I love the fans. I love everything about this place."

General manager Dayton Moore previously characterized a long-term deal with Gordon as "something we'll look at" once the season concludes. Gordon said Moore repeated that message to his agent in a recent conversation.

"My agent came through and talked with Dayton," Gordon said. "They communicated that they want to wait until the season is over and go from there."

Gordon, at 27, is putting together a breakthrough season after years marred by injuries and disappointment. He has already established career highs in hits and runs, has matched his career high in doubles and is just two home runs and two RBIs shy of career highs.

He is also on pace for career-bests in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage while simultaneously establishing himself as a premier defensive left fielder in his first full season since switching from third base.