Jason Denayer will wait until the end of the season to make a decision about his future.
The 21-year-old is on a season-long loan at Sunderland from Manchester City and it has been reported that he is keen to make the move permanent.
He is quoted by the Newcastle Chronicle as saying: “Right now I would prefer just to stay focused on this season and see what will happen at the end.
“For me, it’s more easy when you play. But like I say, now I just focus on this season, and whatever happens next season, I’ll just wait until the season is finished.”
A Manchester City insider previously said Jason Denayer enjoying his football in the North-East and he does not want another loan move away from Man City.
“Jason is being kept in the dark over his future at Sunderland, but he likes it up there.
“He is keen to down his permanent roots somewhere. He doesn’t know if they will go in for him just yet though.
“The issue with the whole thing surrounds the future of David Moyes, but results have picked up for him recently.”
Denayer has had loan spells away at Celtic and Turkish giants Galatasaray in the past couple of seasons.