Brentford allowed Emiliano Marcondes to join FC Midtjylland on a loan deal until the end of this year.

Speaking to BT in September, the midfielder admitted the Bees manager Thomas Frank couldn’t assure him regular playing time and that convinced him to join the Danish club.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed continuity and managed three goals and four assists in 11 appearances for Midtjylland.

Now that his loan spell is set to expire on December 31st, Midtjylland manager Brian Priske has expressed his desire to keep the Brentford owned player beyond this year.

“I definitely want to keep him. He’s come with what I knew he contained, and he’s got better and better every day,” Priske was quoted as saying by BT.

“I have always told Emiliano that I am happy for him and that I believe that we can get him to an even higher level… I hope he chooses to stay here after New Year, but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

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Marcondes’ contract at Griffin Park will run down in 2021 and it’s still not clear whether or not he would get opportunities at Brentford, once he returns to the club.

Midtjylland still have two matches scheduled this month and while Marcondes opened up about his immediate plans, he admitted he is unsure where he will play next year.

“When the Super League is done, I will go on a week’s vacation. Then I will return to England and start training and see if I can get on the team,” Marcondes explained.

“Of course, anything can happen, but I refer to my agreement, which is that I will be at Brentford again on January 1st. If I’m going to be in it [Brentford’s plans], I have to be back a little earlier to be part of their plans.

“In the transfer window, a lot of things can happen. There may be replacements here at FCM and at Brentford. So, I’m on standby and I need to see what my role can be at Brentford.”