Sunderland defender George McCartney wants to stay with West Ham United.

The 30-year-old is currently taking in a season-long loan with the Hammers, with Sunderland having deemed him to be surplus to requirements.

"When I left the last time, I didn't expect to get the opportunity to come back to a club like West Ham," he told London24.

"Thankfully the manager and the chairman gave me that chance and I am grateful to them.

"If there is promotion then I am sure that the chairman and the manager will be looking to bring in quite a few new players. I have got a year left at Sunderland and hopefully I can sort it out.

"If West Ham are back in the Premier League and willing to talk about giving me a contract, I will be more than happy to stay down here."