Marcos Alonso admits that he is likely to head back to Italy in the summer when his loan spell with Sunderland comes to an end.
The former Bolton defender joined the Black Cats for the remainder of the season from Serie A side Fiorentina in January.
The 23 year old told the Sunderland Echo: "I'm very happy here at the moment, with the manager, the rest of the team, the staff, everything.
"I'm playing, that's the main thing, but I have two more years in Italy, so I will have to go back at the end of the season.
"I will have to do that.
"What happens in the summer, I don't know. I'm not thinking about that yet.
"I'm just enjoying my time here. I'm happy with my performances.
"Obviously, I want to keep improving and keep playing better and better because I think I'm capable of that."
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