Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has not ruled out the possibility of Kenneth Omeruo returning to the Riverside next term.
The on-loan Chelsea defender has made 11 starts for the Championship outfit since joining in January, forming a productive central defensive partnership with Ben Gibson.
While Omeruo will go back to his parent club next month, Karanka admits the Nigeria international could return on a season-long loan.
The Boro boss told the Gazette: “It could be possible, He’s a good lad, a very good player, he is improving, he is going to go to the World Cup so I am very happy with him.
“He always gives 120% on the training pitch.
“Even when he wasn’t playing he had a good attitude.” (Sky Sports)
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.