Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic wants to return to the King Power Stadium and challenge for a first-team place next season, according to the Leicester Mercury.
The 21-year is currently on loan at Celtic where he has played 26 games in all competitions.
News of the Croatians future plans will come as a blow to Brendan Rodgers who might have liked to keep the youngster.
Benkovic is currently nursing an ankle injury and could be out until March.
In the main, he has looked solid when called upon and was a first-team regular before his injury.
Rodgers will have been delighted with the form of the ex-Zagreb man and he would surely have liked to keep him.
Benkovic, however, has other ideas and that is a blow for the Hoops.
He told the Leicester Mercury: “Here, I have played a lot of high-level games and that has helped me a lot.
“I want to make another step at the end of the season. I want to show that I can play in the English Premier League.”
Given his solidity at the back in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic this season, it will leave Rodgers with a void to fill in the summer.
A lot could also depend on what happens in the East Midlands between now and next season.
Boss Claude Puel is under increasing pressure from the club’s supporters and a new manager could be in place by the time Benkovic returns.
One thing seems certain, however, that Benkovic won’t be plying his trade at Celtic Park next season.