Defensive ace still has options.
With Martin Jol looking at different options in the January transfer window, John Arne Riise could be set to leave Craven Cottage in the new year as his contract draws to a close. Riise has spoken out on his desire to return to his homeland with a switch to Norwegian club Lillestrom a possibility, which would see the Fulham defender link up with his brother Bjorn Helge for the second time in his career.
The 33-year-old defender told TV2 Sporten: “I have lived abroad for almost half of my life.
“The time might be right to move home in the New Year. It would be cool to end my career together with my brother in Lillestrom.
“But I haven’t made a final decision about what I will do yet. In any case, I feel as though I can play for another four or five years.”
Riise has spent ten years playing in the Premier League with the majority of that time spent at Liverpool, before heading to Italy to join Roma in 2008, returning to the Premier League in 2011 to join Fulham.
With Fulham currently sitting 18th in the Premier League table, they have struggled to climb out of the relegation battle so far this season, with only 10 points won from 11 games played.
Martin Jol has been under fire from Fulham fans and will have to make some drastic changes to secure his side stay in the Premier League.