Danny Graham has not ruled out staying at Middlesbrough but admits he has 'unfinished business' at Sunderland.
Graham joined Sunderland in January 2013, but he has since made just 13 appearances for the club and has never actually scored for the Wearsiders.
He was sent on loan to Hull City at the start of the season, but he then moved on to Middlesbrough after Steve Bruce's men signed Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.
Now back at the club where it all began for Graham, he is back scoring goals and is happy, although he admits he would still like to get a chance at the Stadium of Light.
Asked if he would stay at Boro, he told the BBC: "Yes, I would.
"It's a fantastic club who gave me a chance in football, but I still think I've got unfinished business at Sunderland.
"There's a new manager there now and I want to go back there in the summer and see where I stand.
"Until then I don't know what's going to happen, so I've got to get my head down, work hard in the off season and see what comes of it."
But Graham still has some hope of making it at Sunderland.
"Martin O'Neill was there and I think I only got five or six weeks with him then he was out the door and Paolo Di Canio came in," he added.
"He did his job, got us safe and that was the main objective for the club.
"In pre-season I was the fittest I've ever been and then he said I had to go out on loan, but that's football, you take your highs with your lows and just get on with it."