Manchester United's forgotten man Zoran Tosic has vowed to earn a one-way ticket to the top at Old Trafford when he returns to the club in the summer.
The winger completed a six-month loan move to German outfit Cologne this week, bringing to an end a stagnant 12-months with United.
The Serbian international was considered quite the coup when he signed for £7million from Partizan Belgrade in January 2009 but the 22-year-old has failed to make a single Premier League start for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.
Tosic hit a goalscoring hot-streak in the reserves but his diminutive frame - he is 5ft 7 - has proved a too lightweight for the top flight.
However with no suitable offer tabled for his permanent signature, United have left the door open for a return.
The player said: 'I believe I haven't had my final say at Manchester United and that my performances with Cologne will be my ticket back to Old Trafford.'
Tosic rejected loan moves to FC Twente, Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos - top four clubs in their respective countries - for Cologne who are currently 13th in the Bundesliga.
His agent is adamant the move Germany is the right one and he believes it will ultimately be Manchester United who profit.
Pavlovic said: 'There were some offers to buy out Tosic's contract, but Manchester United were unwilling to go for that option. Sir Alex Ferguson is obviously counting on him in the future.'
The players is on the fringes of the Serbian national team and Cologne boss, Zvonimir Soldo, is willing to give Tosic the playing time needed to strengthen his World Cup claim.
'He is a technically established player, is good on the offensive and can play in a number of positions. He will feature for first team action just like anyone else at Cologne.'
National coach Radomir Antic, added: 'I think Tosic saw his chance, because in the latest games for the national team he has proved his quality - with his goals, overall performances and attitude.
'I am most certainly happy to see him having more first team action now.'
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