Who knows, they loaned him out he did ok, got a bit of game time and if he has a full pre season as you say he might get a chance there. Or they could try and sell him but cant see anyone paying much more than 4m at most.
No the outcome of that wont be known until September so shouldn't be having any effect on signing players. Holiday time ain't it hardly no one is signing anyone at the minute anywhere , I read that we wont announce any signings until July 1st either because it would still fall under football league ffp stuff.
Only made a couple of sub appearances here but was class in the youth teams by all accounts.
Good fee for a player who's not made a first team start but also plenty in it for you in potential. If he sorts his end product out he'll be more than worth it. Hope he kicks on.