Wigan manager Roberto Martinez wants on-loan Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi to stay for another season despite enduring an injury-hit spell.
The 20-year-old is likely to be absent for the rest of this campaign after ankle ligament surgery. This follows a previous period out with a groin issue.
"Ryo has an incredible future so if we could work with him for a longer period we would be very happy," Martinez said.
Miyaichi has made just seven appearances since joining in August.
Before that, he was out from November 2012 to March 2013 after picking up a groin problem while on international duty.
Miyaichi had a successful trial with the Gunners in the summer of 2010 before making a permanent move to Emirates Stadium in January. He followed that up with loan moves to Dutch side Feyenoord and Bolton, before he made his latest temporary switch to the Latics last summer.