Marc McNulty last night confirmed he wants to remain with Portsmouth if Sheffield United decide he no longer has a future at Bramall Lane.
Nigel Adkins told The Star that United’s coaching staff could reach a decision regarding the centre-forward’s future within the next 72 hours although he has emphatically ruled-out the possibility of a permanent deal.
McNulty, who has scored six times in 11 appearances since joining the League Two club on loan, said: “The clubs are trying to get the final bits over the line, so I think it will be clearer the first few days of this week. It will be clearer then. I’m optimistic, so fingers crossed. I want to be a part of what’s happening here.
“It’s a great club which is going places, and, as a player, that’s what you want to be a part of. You never know, the clubs are trying to agree what’s best for themselves and what’s best for me.”
McNulty is contracted to United until the summer of 2017. Signed by Adkins’ predecessor Nigel Clough, he netted 14 times in 24 starts for his parent club before moving south on loan two months ago.
“If the chance came here to sign permanently and Sheffield United don’t see my future there, then definitely,” McNulty added. “It’s one million per cent that I’d like to stay at a club like this one. I’m loving my football at a club like this, with a manager (Paul Cook) like this. The boys are great and the supporters are great.”
“It’s a great club to be a part of.”