Fulham and South Korean midfielder Seol Ki-Hyeon parted ways on Friday, the team announced. ((Glyn Kirk/Getty Images/Agence France-Presse))

South Korea midfielder Seol Ki-Hyeon has left Premier League club Fulham in an attempt to play more regularly leading up to this year's World Cup.

Seol has started just one game this season and Fulham cancelled his contract by mutual consent Friday.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson thanked the player for his efforts, but says "we're worried that if he doesn't take this opportunity and things don't change in the next four or five months, he will miss out on his World Cup place."

Hodgson did not say where the former Reading and Anderlecht player would end up. Seol, 31, went on loan to Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal last season.