The England Under-21 international is a regular for Anderlecht, but is very much focused on the future at City.
"For me, my ultimate goal is to eventually breakthrough at City, but there are different roads that lead to the top," he told Belgian outlet HLN.
"I see Anderlecht as an important step in my development. Look, I knew for myself quickly that a new loan move would be really necessary. It's hard to get minutes when the best players in the world are in front of you.
"Hopefully, one day, I will become one of those players that young guys look up to and think, 'I have one of the best players in the world in front of me here.' That's my goal."