The 24-year-old midfielder has become one of the leaders in the team, according to Pilgrims' boss Steven Schumacher
Plymouth Argyle are hoping that midfielder Panutche Camara will commit his long-term future to the League One club.
The 24-year-old Guinea-Bissau international has been offered a new contract by the Pilgrims, manager Steven Schumacher has confirmed.
Camara signed a two-year contract with Argyle when he joined them from Crawley Town in the summer of 2020.
That deal includes a club-option for a further 12 months into the 2022/23 season, but Argyle are keen to see Camara stay for longer than that.
Camara has been one of the main players for the Pilgrims as they have challenged towards the top end of the table all season.
Schumacher said: "He's here next year, the option is in our favour and he's going to be our player next year.
"We have offered him a new deal, so the ball is in his court. It's an improved deal. I don't know exactly where it's at now with his agent, where the talks are at.
"It's on the table for him so the longer he doesn't sign he's doing himself out of a few extra quid.
"We want him to stay because he's one of our main players but there is no major rush on it because he will be here next year anyway unless someone comes and gives us £27 million!"
When it was pointed out to Schumacher that was a very specific number, he replied: "It's a good number - it's my daughter's birthday, so £27m."
Camara has made a total of 72 starts and 11 substitute appearances, and scored nine goals, since signing for Argyle.
Schumacher said: "It's clear to see he has improved so much from when he first came in from Crawley. He was somebody that I was really keen to try and bring to the club.
"Being a midfield player, I was always saying to Ryan (Lowe) he would be my worst nightmare to ever play against in midfield.
"He has got these long legs, and you think you have got the ball and he just takes it off you. He's got so much energy and raw talent.
"I remember watching him when we played against him for Bury. He played against for Crawley and I was thinking 'He's a good player him'.
"He was one that I was really keen from a midfield point of view to bring (to Argyle). We worked hard to get him here and we did.
"I remember his first training session. He was running all over the place, he was all over the pitch and we went 'Okay, we will have to put the reins on him'.
"It took him a bit of time to figure out the system but since then his growth has been outstanding.
"He has still got room for improvement, he knows that. We still need to work on his end product and his finishing, because if he starts scoring a few goals then he's going to be worth £47m!"
Schumacher added: "When you are scanning the pitch in midfield, you are trying to see where your next pass is and he just comes from nowhere.
"He can wrap his leg around you and then before you know it he's away from you. He has got that power, he has got the ability to do that.
"So it's one of the reasons why we wanted to sign him and since then we feel we have improved him a lot.
"I think he can see he's growing and he's getting more experienced. He's more mature and he's becoming one of the leaders in the team. When he plays well, obviously the team benefits.
"We knew it when we were signing him he was raw. It was a project, it wasn't something that we felt 'He will go in the team and start straight away'.
"We had to spend a lot of time with him on simple things like passing drills and receiving skills, and awareness.
"It takes time, and that's work on the training ground that we have had to do with him over the last 18 months, but you can see the benefit of it, and other people can see that as well.
"He's an asset and as I keep saying he's going to be here next year anyway because of the contract situation, but we want him to stay beyond that."
Camara played in all three of Guinea-Bissau's group games at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon last month.
He was a late substitute in a 0-0 draw with Sudan, but started the defeats against Egypt and Nigeria as Guinea-Bissau missed out on a place in the last 16.[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]