Federico Macheda's agent claims he could make a loan return to Sampdoria - even if they are relegated from Serie A.
The Manchester United striker returned to his homeland in January, joining Samp on loan till the end of the season.
But the Italy Under-21 international, who turns 20 in August, has suffered a frustrating time at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Only three of Macheda's 14 league appearances have come as starts, he is yet to score for Samp, and the Genoa-based outfit go into their last two games two points adrift of safety.
And although his agent Giovanni Bia admits he is disappointed the move wasn't more productive, he has not ruled out a loan return to Samp even if they fail to survive.
"I will speak to Sir Alex Ferguson to decide what to do next season," Bia told tuttomercatoweb.
"Sampdoria could be a useful experience for him, even in the case of Serie B, but it is still early to talk about it.
"The first games were played well but then maybe Federico was incorporated into this fight for salvation, and if the most experienced players were not able to raise the team, surely a 20-year-old boy can't do it.
"Macheda was bad for this situation. There's too much pressure and criticism in Italian football and I think he has regretted how it has turned out.
"In Genoa he has been fine, but he probably returned to Italy too soon. It's different football to the British game."
Macheda joined United from the Lazio academy in September 2007 and is under contract with United until June 2014.