Jack Colback will take time sorting out his future and is fully aware complications could arise over any permanent move to Ipswich.
Colback, who has two weeks left to run on his loan deal at Portman Road, is surplus to requirements at parent club Sunderland and despite Tractor Boys manager Roy Keane insisting he would like to extend the 21-year-old's stay at the club, the midfielder is in no rush to make a decision on his future.
"Ideally I'd like a permanent move somewhere so that I can take stock and get settled," he told the Ipswich Evening Star.
"But you can't tell and there might be complications about moving to Ipswich. Sunderland might want something that Ipswich can't provide - we'll have to wait and see.
"Anything can happen in football and time will tell. I spoke to the gaffer here last week about a permanent move and he said he would like me to stay.
"That was a positive for me and gave me a lot of confidence. He wants me to stay and it's up to me and I'm not rushing still with two weeks left of my loan deal. I'm taking things slowly."