Excessive requirements at the Europa League-winning club, Hrustic, who has one year left on his contract in the Bundesliga, has been given permission to talk to other teams by manager Oliver Glasner.
Since then, he has been exploring his options and appears to have played his last game for the German team he joined from Groningen almost two years ago.
Reports from Spain suggest that Real Betis, who finished fifth in La Liga last season, are in the mix, having initially shown interest in the 26-year-old back in December.
The little Salernitana from Serie A, who escaped both bankruptcy and relegation at the last moment last season, is also keen to offer the elegant attacking player a new home.
Hrustic is urgently looking to maximize his match minutes ahead of the November-December World Cup in Qatar, knowing playing time with Die Adler will be minimal at best this season.
The Socceroos star with 19 caps was omitted from Glasner’s first two squads of the new season for the 4-0 Cup triumph over Magdeburg and the opening 6-1 loss at the hands of champions Bayern Munich.
With the future of veteran national team playmaker Tom Rogic in the ether following his departure from Celtic and the decision to sidestep Australia’s World Cup playoff victories over the United Arab Emirates and Peru, the importance de Hrustic has never been greater.
Acknowledging that new reality, Socceroos assistant Rene Meulensteen told beIN SPORTS: “It’s vital for Ajdin to be in a place where he gets regular playing time and starts enjoying his football again because he’s a real player. important for us.
“You want people like him to play, there is still a lot to come from him because he is a player who has real quality.
“The more he plays before the World Cup, the better, because when he’s in his match rhythm, he can really hurt the opposition with his creativity and ability to conjure up the unexpected.”
Hrustic scored three goals during Australia’s torturous journey to qualify for Qatar, added four assists and has made 34 Bundesliga caps for the Germans, although, tellingly, 24 of those came off the bench.
As he returns to the UK after a brief trip to Australia, there is no indication of where the 29-year-old Rogic will next go, and his British agent Josh Barnett declined to comment on the way forward.
There have even been suggestions that the fickle Rogic might just quietly retire after his nine-year stint with the Hoops.
Meulensteen remains ‘in the dark’ as to when, or even if, he will re-emerge for club or country again.
“We really don’t know why he withdrew at the last moment (for the playoffs against the United Arab Emirates and Peru for apparent ‘personal reasons’),” he said. “And we don’t know where his thoughts are regarding the future. We are in the dark.
“We have offered all the help we can through Football Australia and the PFA and we are really no wiser.”
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