Nigerian forward Theophilus Solomon will return back to his Croatian side HNK Rijeka after they exercised their rights to recall him from his loan side Partizan Belgrade.
Solomon joined the Serbian giants in the summer from the Croatian side after a successful time on loan to another Croatian side Istra last season, where he scored 11 goals.
He struggled to get going at the Serbian side following his move, but he played in four out of their final six games in the league before the league was halted for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The 21 year old also played a part in helping them qualify for the knock out round of the Europa League, as he played in two vital group games which helped them sealed their spot in the knock out round.
In a chat with Owngoalnigeria.com, he reveal he won’t be able to participate for the team in the knock out stage as his parent club have triggered a clause, that empowers them to recall him in January.
” I said farewell to my teammates today. Rijeka have asked me to return, so I will in the coming days return to Croatia to team up with them for the second stage of the league in Croatia”, Solomon told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” It’s a pity I couldn’t finish what I started at Partizan, I will miss the club, their fans and the coaches. It has been a sweet learning adventure for me, and the lessons will make me a better player in the future”.
There are however rumours that he could yet leave Rijeka upon his return, with teams in Turkey, Israel and Cyprus eyeing up move for the striker who has one more year left in his deal with Rijeka.