Ipswich Town forward Macauley Bonne has admitted that he wants to stay at the club for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
Bonne was signed on a season-long loan deal by the Tractor Boys in the summer transfer window from Queens Park Rangers.
Since making this move, the forward has managed to produce some fantastic performances in the third-tier for Ipswich as he has illustrated that he is more than capable of competing at this level.
In the 22 league games that he featured in for the Tractor Boys, Bonne has scored a respectable total of 11 league goals.
With the transfer window set to open next month, QPR will have the chance to recall the forward from his stint at Portman Road.
However, having been granted the opportunity to play for his boyhood club this season, Bonne has revealed that he is keen to stay at Ipswich and is looking to help them secure promotion to the Championship in 2022.
Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times about his current situation, the 26-year-old said: “I’m on a season-long loan so as far as I know I’m going to be here.
“My loan is for a season so that’s probably all I can say on that front until further notice. I’m loving it here.
“I’ve always wanted to play here and I don’t want it to end. I’m here for a season to try and get Ipswich Town back into the Championship.”
It could be argued that it may be beneficial for all parties if manager Mark Warburton opts against recalling Bonne from his loan spell at Ipswich in January.
The R’s are currently able to call upon the services of Charlie Austin, Lyndon Dykes and Andre Gray who have all managed to show some signs of promise in the Championship this season and thus bringing Bonne back to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium may hinder his development as he will struggle to overtake this trio in the pecking order.
By featuring on a regular basis for Ipswich between now and the end of the 2021/22 campaign, the forward could return to QPR as a much more accomplished player in the summer window.
The Tractor Boys may also be able to launch a push for a play-off place if Bonne stays at the club as the forward will unquestionably fancy his chances of adding to his current goal tally in the coming months.