Marcello Trotta is due to become a free agent next summer, with his contract at Fulham running down.
With there no indication that he will be offered fresh terms at Craven Cottage, or that he would be willing to discuss a new deal, it comes as no surprise to find that the Italian striker has been made available for transfer.
Kit Symons is prepared to listen to offers for the 22-year-old in January, with limited opportunities having come his way with the Cottagers.
He is currently taking in a loan spell at Barnsley and has previously caught the eye in League One with Brentford.
It could be that he is offered an opportunity to prolong his stay in the Football League in the New Year, but his agent recently revealed that Trotta is also exploring the option of heading home.
Symons said on the subject: “Marcello is someone I know very well. He’s a good character and a good person.
“We would judge each individual case on its merits as it arises. We would look to do the right thing for all parties.”
It appeared at one stage as though Trotta was ready to make his mark for his parent club, having impressed during two loan spells at Brentford.
He has, however, remained firmly out of favour and can be forgiven for having started to turn his attention elsewhere.