Borussia Dortmund's sporting director, Michael Zorc, has confirmed that Borussia want to keep Achraf Hakimi for another season.
Morocco international has impressed with his stay at Signal Iduna Park and now the Bundesliga team want to extend his loan deal with a year.
Zorc, speaking at a press conference before Dortmund's Bundesliga clash with Fortuna Dusseldorf this weekend, said that Borussia Dortmund are keen to keep the right-back in Germany.
"The contractual situation is clear, he will return to Real Madrid for the time being," said Zorc.
"We will still try to get him to play with us next season, but it is too early to discuss that now."
Last week it got clear that Hakimi will return to Real Madrid at the end of the current season and then consider his future, including a possible return to Signal Iduna Park.
"The contractual situation is clear: he will return to Real Madrid for now," Zorc said in a press conference.
According to some reports, Hakimi is not averse in staying at Borussia as they have a guaranteed place in the Champions League for the next season, but he wants to play for Real Madrid, too.
If Hakimi returns to Real Madrid he might not get enough playtime at Santiago Bernabeu as Zinedine Zidane will rely more on the more established right-back Dani Carvajal.
The 21-year-old defender wants to play more regularly and if he chooses to stay in Germany he will get more first-team action.
Hakimi's agent, Alejandro Camano, said that the player wants to play more regularly, but a return to his parent club would be the preferred option.
"He will link back up with Real Madrid when the season finishes," Camano told last month. "We'll see what happens after that.
"He wants to play games, like this season, where he has started every match. There's no rush. His only aspiration is to play games to help his development."
In the last two season which Hakimi spent with Borussia, he has established himself as a essential part of Lucian Favre's side.
With his powerful runs he has provided the much needed attacking power for Borussia and Favre even used him as a right midfielder in a couple of occasions.