Seol Ki-Hyeon says he hasn’t yet decided whether to come back to Craven Cottage and see out the last year of his contract with Fulham.
The Korean winger has been on loan with Qatari club Al-Hilal after seemingly falling dramatically out of Roy Hodgson’s plans. Seol surprisingly commanded a spot in the Fulham line-up at the start of the season and scored in the opening day defeat at Hull City. He even dovetailed with Bobby Zamora to great effect as the Whites recorded a memorable win over Arsenal.
He was granted time off to return home suffering from what the club called ‘personal problems’ and has since struggled to see much first-team football. With the form of Clint Dempsey and Simon Davies down the flanks and four strikers ahead of him, the Korean would be unlikely to play much of a part next season – and that’s without Hodgson adding to the squad.
I have not made up my mind yet. I will explore all options I have. Because of my lack of playing time, I left Fulham and moved to Al Hilal.
Taking the field in many games in the Saudi Premier League improved my conditioning and I’ve thought about playing in the English league again. I have one year left on my contract with Fulham and Al Hilal has had a managerial change, so I am not certain whether I will return to the team.