Reece Oxford does not want to return to West Ham United when his loan at Borussia Monchengladbach comes to an end at the close of the season, reports the Daily Mail.
It is thought that the youngster does not see his future at the club that gave him his professional debut back in 2015 and would prefer to remain in Germany.
Oxford feels that he would struggle to break into the Hammers side and despite being encouraged by the first-team exposure given to fellow teenager Declan Rice this term, the Irishman is now another player ahead of him in the pecking order.
The 19-year-old wants West Ham to place a reasonable value on his head so that he can depart permanently in the summer, rather than pricing Gladbach out of a move.
Having been recalled by manager David Moyes in January, thanks in part to an injury crisis which robbed the Scot of many first-team players, Oxford featured three times but was widely criticised for his sub-par performances.
The England under-20 international has only made seven appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this term, six of which came in the league, but clearly he sees a path to the senior team there rather than at the London Stadium.
Whilst Oxford has not progressed quite as expected since he burst onto the scene almost three years ago, his likely departure will come as a slight disappointment to many fans.
It was hoped that the London-born prodigy would be a staple of the first team for years to come after initially joining the famed West Ham academy at under-13 level.
The Irons are currently battling to stay in the Premier League and sit three points above the drop zone with three matches to play.
After facing off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, West Ham host Manchester United and Everton in their final two games.