Hull City-owned striker Will Keane says he feels like a permanent Ipswich Town player and admits his future at the KCOM Stadium is uncertain with his contract set to expire this summer, East Anglian Daily Times report.
“I’m an Ipswich Town player is the way I look at it. My future at Hull is quite uncertain,” Keane explained.
“I’m out of contract in the summer although there is a potential extension. I don’t know if that will go ahead so in my eyes I’m an Ipswich player and then we will see what happens in the summer.”
“Even though I’m a loan player I feel part of it here and want to achieve the same goals as the players who are here permanently.”
Keane joined Ipswich during the January transfer window on loan until the end of the season. He had struggled for game-time at Hull, but so far in Ipswich colours he has made eight Championship appearances.
The former Manchester United man’s contract with Hull expires in the summer, and it seems unlikely The Tigers will look to extend his deal as they seek to work on a strict transfer budget.
Keane has impressed at Ipswich and scored his second goal for the club in their recent 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
While Championship survival seems unrealistic as they sit 10 points adrift of safety, there is somewhat of a feel-good factor at Portman Road with manager Paul Lambert helping create a positive atmosphere.
Keane joining on a permanent deal this summer would be a big boost to the club’s expected aspirations of an immediate return to the Championship, with League One arguably a level below his capabilities.