The future of Aston Villa's Stefan Postma looks to lie in his homeland after a trio of Dutch teams expressed their interest in the disgruntled goalkeeper.
Postma has had next to no joy during the tenure of manager David O'Leary, having featured in just five matches since the Irishman arrived in the summer of 2003, and now looks certain to return to Holland after a frustrating three years in England.
NEC Nijmegen are taking a keen interest the 28-yearold as they look to replace Dennis Gentenaar, who is expected to leave for pastures new after overtures from Turkish clubs.
Postma has long been admired by NEC, but his wages have proved a major hurdle to any move, although his continuing peripheral role at Villa Park may now precipitate a summer move.
NEC will find opposition from NAC Breda and Utrecht who are also being linked with the former De Graafschap keeper.
One player certain to leave Villa Park in the off-season is midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger who has agreed to join VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer.
The German should make his last appearance in the claret and blue in Sunday's match with Liverpool and while he may not be very happy with the people who pick the team, he's still positive about those who watch it.
"I've loved my time here at Villa and I'll be sad to say goodbye at the weekend," he said. "There are a lot of people I will miss. I've made loads of good friends.
"But most of all, I'll miss the fans, who have been fantastic with me ever since I arrived from Bayern Munich.
"They've backed me when I've played and they've always been friendly and supportive when I've met them in the street. The fans here deserve a bit of success and I hope they get some over the next few years."