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Seol Ki-Hyeon has not given up hope of returning to Fulham after spending a successful loan spell at Saudi Premier League club Al Hilal.

The 30-year-old South Korea international midfielder made six appearances for the Cottagers in league and cup towards the beginning of the 2008/09 campaign, scoring in the opening-day defeat at Hull.

But struggles with form and fitness meant Seol fell out of favour with Roy Hodgson and he spent the second half of the season in the Middle East.

He feels the loan spell was a success but with a year remaining on his contract in SW6, Seol admits his future is up in the air.

“I have not made up my mind yet. I will explore all options I have,” he said.

“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 in my contract with Fulham, and Al Hilal has still had a managerial change, so I am not certain whether I will return to the team.”