Thulani Serero's future at Ajax Amsterdam is in doubt after the playmaker was dropped from the matchday squad last weekend by coach Frank De boer.
The former Ajax Cape Town player watched the game from the stands as de Godenzonen ran out 2-1 winners against rivals Feyenoord.
Donny van de Beek was preferred in the central midfield role and the 18-year old's recent performances have denied Serero a place in the starting 11 this season.
Last year the 2010/11 PSL player of the season struggled for form, albeit in an unfamiliar holding midfield role and De Boer admitted at the end of the campaign that they're open to offers for the 25-year old.
The South Africa international rejected a chance to move to Greek Super league side PAOK, citing his willingness to fight for his place in the Dutch side.
Heerenveen coach Foppe de Haan, who worked with Serero during his final season at Ajax Cape Town, also expressed interest in the January transfer window but the two clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee.
It remains to be seen what happens with Serero next season, but it's likely that the player once described as the "heartbeat" of his side by De Boer, won't be playing his football at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Since joining the club in May 2011 for €2,5 million, Serero has appeared 83 times in the Eredivisie, scoring eight goals and registering five assists.