I actually thought it was quite an interesting spot. But it appears I got a different end of the stick, I thought it indicated that he was very much open to the possibility. To say it's not in his plan or thoughts, may indicate it's irrelevance. But for me, it was more about how non committal he was. It wasn't an "I see my future here" type comment, it was more of a statement that said "I don't have a route out yet, so why worry about it"
Maybe it's part of his mentality or strategy in negotiations, but it didn't feel like a reassurance to me. It's one of those ones, where you can read a lot more into what wasn't said, which might be what I'm doing too much.