Ahmed Elmohamady has stated he wants to stay with newly-promoted Hull City.
The Egyptian spent last season on loan at the KC Stadium from Sunderland, helping Steve Bruce's side to the Premier League, and now says he wants to move to the club permanently.
It was Bruce who purchased Elmohamady while Sunderland manager but, with Paolo Di Canio now in charge on Wearside, the 25-year-old would rather continue his career with Hull.
Elmohamady: "It's difficult as Paolo has come in and he has different rules, he's a different character, everything is different.
"You are the player of the season, you get promoted with a club and you are happy. It's now important to start happy. I want to stay in Hull as the fans, manager and players have all been so fantastic."
While the winger made no secret of his desire to remain with Bruce at the KC Stadium, he said there is still plenty of work to be done before it becomes reality.
"Brucey is a fantastic manager, with a great personality," he continued.
"He sat with me and told me if you want to stay in England, and stay a long time, you have to listen to the manager and concentrate on your football.
"It's now all down to my agent, but I would love to keep playing with Brucey as the people of Hull are fantastic."
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