MARTIN Jol has revealed Mladen Petric could leave Fulham in the summer with the striker tired of his role in the shadows.
The Croatian has been restricted to just nine Premier League starts for the Whites since his move to Craven Cottage last year, but has still chipped in with an impressive five goals.
Petric has been forced to play second fiddle to star man Dimitar Berbatov , making a further 13 appearances off the bench.
The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, but boss Jol is keen to keep the former Hamburg frontman at the club.
However, the Dutchman admits Petric could snub the chance to remain in SW6 in search of regular first-team football.
“Petric is one who could make his mind up himself because as long as Berbatov was here, there is not a big role for him to play,” said Jol.
“The only thing is if you see his minutes he is very productive.
“He has said that he needs to play, which is what they all say. And if he needs to play, I’m not sure he will stay here.
“The other thing is my is my first combination is Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz.”
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