Tarique Fosu has hinted he would be open to the prospect of returning to Colchester United next season.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed an impressive finale to his loan spell at the U’s and finished the campaign with three goals in his final two games.

Fosu’s contract at parent club Reading is due to expire this summer.

The exciting attacker admits he is unsure on whether he will be staying at the Madejski Stadium, next season.

He has revealed he has already spoken to the U’s about the prospect of coming back to the Weston Homes Community Stadium, as he prepares to hold talks with the promotion-chasing Royals about his future.

Fosu said: “I spoke to (U’s assistant manager) Steve Ball and he said he’s happy to take me.

“We’ll see but it’s been great to have been playing and starting.

“My contract at Reading is up in the summer so I’ll have to see.

“I’ll go back and speak to them at Reading and they’ll see what I’ve done here.

“I haven’t really been speaking to anyone about it because I’ve been trying to do well here.”

Fosu was named in the EFL Team of the Week for his two-goal display for Colchester in their 2-0 win over Yeovil Town, on the final day of the season.

Having played the majority of the campaign in a wide position, the former Accrington Stanley loanee has relished playing in a central attacking role for the U’s over recent weeks.

He has played his part in Colchester’s play-off push, which saw them narrowly miss out at the final hurdle last weekend.

“I’ve enjoyed my role and it’s one that I’ve grown into and learnt from,” added Fosu, who made 35 appearances and scored six goals for the U’s during his loan spell, this season.

“I’m delighted the manager gave me the chance to show what I can do.

“Every time I get on the pitch I try to work my hardest and produce for the team and I’m always learning off the gaffer.”