McClaren insists he wanted to keep the 21-year-old until the end of the season but said the ball was in his court.
"He's a great kid, good player and is valuable in our squad," he said. "But it's up to him, he'll probably decide over the next couple of days.
"He wants to play, we understand that. We'll have further talks and keep him locked up until he can't move anymore and get him to sign."
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