Djed Spence is keen to see the 2021/22 campaign out at Nottingham Forest and avoid a recall by parent club Middlesbrough.
According to The Telegraph, the right-back will let Boro know that he holds a desire to see the season out at the City Ground.
Ahead of taking the job, Chris Wilder was spotted at the City Ground and was thought to be running the rule over Spence.
Since then speculation has stated that it’s nailed on that the 21-year-old will be returning to Middlesbrough in January.
Now, that might not be quite so clean-cut; with the player holding a desire to finish what he’s started with Steve Cooper’s Reds.
Spence has been a revelation since arriving at Forest.
He was a late loan signing, with Forest submitting a deal sheet on deadline day and then receiving confirmation the day after the window closed.
The product of the Boro youth academy has played 16 times for the Reds, scoring once and registering one assist.
He is clearly enjoying his football at the City Ground having fallen out of favour under Neil Warnock at Boro.
The report claims that Forest are very hopeful of keeping Spence beyond the January transfer window.
There will be a discussion to have with his parent club and loan deals can be pretty complex in this day and age.
What have Boro fans said about Spence wanting Forest stay?
It’s fair to say they’re not happy.
The Boro faithful are probably smarting that Spence has kicked on at Forest and really showcased Neil Warnock as foolish for loaning him out.
At 21, Spence has bags of potential left to fulfil and Forest fans would dearly love him to stay at the City Ground.
That probably won’t be their choice though and it will be interesting to see what happens.
Boro fans are keen to see their club rid themselves of Spence and they’ve been reacting on Twitter.