DeAndre Yedlin has refused to rule out the possibility of making a permanent move to Sunderland at the end of the season in the Shields Gazette.
Yedlin is currently on loan at Sunderland from Tottenham Hotspur, and his future is firmly up in the air at the moment.
The Lilywhites have kept close tabs on his progress at the Stadium of Light, but the good form of both Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier means that it will be hard for the American international to break back into contention at White Hart Lane.
At Sunderland, on the other hand, the 22-year-old has played fairly frequently this season, and he has shown signs of promise.
As yet, the Black Cats have not shown any indication that they would want to make the move permanent, but Yedlin is not ruling out a more long term switch to Wearside.
"Honestly, whatever happens, happens,” Yedlin said.
“That’s how my thought process has always been.
“If my path is with Tottenham, then I’ll be happy and do all I can to help them.
“If not, then whatever team I’m with, then I’ll fight to help them.
“That’s always how my mind has been.”
Yedlin has been rotated in Sunderland’s team so far this campaign, but he has played an important role more recently.
The 22-year-old has started in the Black Cats last two matches, where they have picked up a draw against Liverpool and beaten Manchester United.
Yedlin has now made 11 appearances for Sunderland this term, and he will be looking to play a part as Sam Allardyce’s side aim to beat the drop.
Sunderland are currently in 19th place in the Premier League table, but they are just one point away from safety, with their next match coming against West Ham United at the weekend.