NORWICH CITY midfielder James Maddison’s loan deal with Aberdeen expires in two weeks’ time.
Dons boss Derek McInnes has already confirmed he is keen to extend that period to the end of the season.
And Alex Neil, his Carrow Road counterpart, has refused to rule out the possibility of allowing the player to remain at Pittodrie.
The former Hamilton Accies gaffer paid £3million for the 20-year-old playmaker from Coventry City in January and he made his debut against his former club in a 6-1 English Football League Cup victory in August.
That means Maddison can only play for his parent club or McInnes’ side in the second half of the season.
Canaries chief Neil revealed: “We’ll assess the situation. James is due to come back here on January 4.
“I am sure I will have a chat with Derek McInnes between now and then and make the best decision for James and us.
“It will all be relative to where we are at the time in terms of who we have available, where we sit, where we are going and if we need an extra number.”
Maddison joined the Dons on the summer window transfer deadline day and has made 13 starts.