Striker Collins John has returned to Fulham after enduring an unhappy loan spell with NEC Nijmegen.
The Cottagers had hoped that the 23-year-old would make a permanent move to the Netherlands in the summer, but John has made only one start for NEC who have now decided to end the arrangement.
NEC's technical director, Carlos Aalbers, said: "Neither Collins nor the club feels that he has been the important player to us that he could have been.
"Collins has not played and he would otherwise have remained at NEC for the rest of the season without any prospect of lining up for us. So, it is better that we sat down together as adults to find a good solution."
John added: "I'm disappointed with this season in that I've hardly had any chance to play. Unfortunately, I only had a few chances with NEC.
"As for where my career will lead me now, it's not clear. Over the coming weeks I'll weigh up my options."
John, who has scored 23 goals in 110 appearances for Fulham, had spells on loan at Leicester City and Watford last term.