The teenager is on loan at Portman Road until January initially, but he is keen on a longer stay after already breaking into Roy Keane's side.
He told the club's official website: "It is still early days but if it goes well for me here and the gaffer wanted me to stay, then I'd be happy to spend the year here.
"We will have to wait and see how things work out over the next few months. I certainly want to play first-team football and I'd rather stay here then go and play in the reserves at Sunderland.
"I feel I am imposing myself a bit more on the team but results are the main thing and they have not gone as well as we would have liked."