Laryea Kingston claims he was forced to quit Hearts this summer as he was not prepared to accept a pay cut. The Tynecastle club could only offer the Ghana international reduced terms to extend his Edinburgh stay.
The 29-year-old was open to signing fresh terms, but was unwilling to reduce the conditions of his previous deal.
"I don't think I am going to Hearts again," he told the Daily Record.
"The team wants to bring their budget down so they asked me to bring my wages down.
"But I told them that is not possible so I have to leave.
"I have a couple of options so I am waiting for the best one."