Liam Bridcutt is keen to return to Leeds United on loan after admitting he has no future at Sunderland. Bridcutt, 26, became Steve Evans' first addition at Elland Road when he joined the Championship side on the final day of the Football League emergency loan window in November.
He has since made eight appearances for the Yorkshire club but is already keen to return on loan in January 2016 and even make the move permanent in the summer.
"Saturday was officially my last game but we're in the middle of sorting it out now," he told Leeds' official website. "I'm hoping to extend it until the end of the season. I want to extend it and Leeds want me here. It's just waiting on Sunderland now."
The 26-year-old was brought to Sunderland by Gus Poyet in January 2014 but failed to make a single appearance under current manager Sam Allardyce and is not thought to be part of the manager's plans on Wearside. The former Brighton midfielder is now keen to continue working under Evans at Leeds.
"For now, I think it would be an extension of the loan until the end of the season, but I'd be happy for a permanent move. I think it's about time for me to move on from Sunderland now and I'm ready for a new challenge.
"Game time is the most important thing for me. The manager has been brilliant with me, he's given me a great opportunity to come here and play. I'm happy and you can see in the way that I'm playing that I'm back to my normal self.
"The manager has shown me some great respect and he's given me some great opportunities to come in and do what I love doing."