Jay-Roy Grot is not expected to play for Leeds United again.
The Dutch forward, 22, was denied a summer move after suffering a serious knee injury in March that required two bouts of surgery.
Grot had been frozen out of the Leeds squad by Marcelo Bielsa before his injury and spent the last two seasons out on loan.
He suffered a bacterial infection after undergoing his first knee operation and required further surgery in the Spring.
Grot is currently in rehab but is not expected to recover full fitness for many more months.
He will remain at United player until January at least and his contract then expires at the end of the season.
Regardless of his recovery, the strapping forward has no future at Leeds, who he joined in 2017 from NEC Nijmegen.
His first season was a disappointment and he has not played for the Yorkshire giants since April 2018.
A Leeds source has told Football Insider that Grot is not expected to play again for his parent club again.
There was interest from French, Spanish and Dutch teams earlier during the summer but he will have to wait until the January window to secure a permanent or temporary transfer.
Grot made nine league starts among 25 appearances in all competitions for Vitesse Arnhem last season, scoring two goals and providing one assist.
A forward who spearheads the attack or operates on either flank, the 6ft 3in colossus was more effective in 2018-19 at VVV-Venlo, scoring six goals and registering three assists from 34 matches.