The 31-year old former Birmingham City and QPR striker has hardly featured for the Edinburgh club since Terry Butcher took over at Easter Road and admits a January exit could be on the cards.
"Reading between the lines, it will probably be the case that the club will tell me I'm free to go," Vine, who joined Hibs from St Johnstone in the summer, told the Daily Record.
"I have had one chat with the manager and he told me it would be difficult to get game time because he is going with other people at the moment.
"There are not many times I've been at a football club and not been involved. The minute it has happened at any other clubs, I've tried to get myself away.
"If I'm not on the pitch and not in the squad it means I've got to go elsewhere to play football. The only time I've sat and finished a contract was at QPR off the back of injuries and other things happening.
"I've maybe gone on loan 10 times, so that's my attitude - if I am not playing, I have to get out.
"It does not matter what age you are, you want to play."
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