Emyr Huws is waiting to discover what Manchester City have planned for him, with another loan move a possible option.
The 19-year-old midfielder took in a spell at Northampton Town last season, offering him a first taste of regular football on the senior stage.
The Wales U21 international impressed in League Two and has returned to City brimming with confidence.
His willingness to do whatever is required to reach the top has been rewarded with a place in Manuel Pellegrini's pre-season tour party - taking him to South Africa and Hong Kong.
Huws appreciates that involvement in summer competition does not mean he will be knocking on the Premier League door in 2013/14, with City merely taking the opportunity to offer their promising academy graduates useful experience.
Taking that into account, Huws admits that he would be open to the idea of heading out on loan again in the near future - with game time required if he is to continue his development.
He told the Manchester Evening News on his pre-season involvement: "It's a great chance for me to make an impact.
"I am not expecting too much from this season, I just want to improve myself, and work day by day to try and get more opportunities.
"I will have a better idea of what next season holds for me when I get back - whether I go on loan again or stick with the U21s for a bit."