Thomas Eisfeld’s Fulham career appears to be over as Kit Symons will not stand in the way of the German midfielder leaving Craven Cottage, according to a report on GetWestLondon this afternoon.

The former Arsenal midfielder, who spent the second half of last season on loan at German second division side Bochum, had suggested that he felt in limbo before rejoining Fulham at the start of the summer. Eisfeld started on the right of Fulham’s midfield in their first pre-season friendly – a 3-1 victory over Premier League Aston Villa in Portugal – but was then an unused substitute at Crawley Town last weekend and was left out of last night’s draw with Hertha Berlin entirely.

The 22 year-old, who has made just nine appearances since being signed on a free transfer from Arsenal last summer, has been told he can move on after the summer signings of Jamie O’Hara, Tom Cairney and Ben Pringle increased the competition for places in Fulham’s first choice midfield. Symons has been quoted as saying:

We’ve got a lot of strength in depth in those positions, so we would keep anybody just for the sake of it. I won’t hamper players’ career and stop them moving, and I’m very mindful of that.