Maclaren, 24, spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at Hibernian, netting eight goals in 15 appearances.

The striker had previously failed to hit the back of the net in eight appearances off the bench at Darmstadt after joining the German second tier club from Brisbane Roar mid-year.

Maclaren's future is now in limbo, with Hibs boss Neil Lennon keen to retain him, while Darmstadt's intentions are unclear after avoiding relegation.

The Australian, though, has made his intentions clear.

“Personally, I don’t want to go back to Germany," Maclaren said.

"I don’t want to stay there, to be honest, but I have a contract until 2020.

“The club own me so I will have to see what happens. If they ask me, I will tell them to listen to offers because I don’t want to go back.

“They have come straight out of the Bundesliga with a squad of 25 to 27 pros that make a good living.

"They will see me doing well at Hibs and think maybe they can make some money, but that’s out of my control.

“I will have a holiday, refresh my mind and then speak to my agent to see what’s happening. Until now my full focus has been on Hibs and I knew I would deal with it later.

“With Darmstadt staying up, it will be up to them what happens. There was a clause if they were relegated, but it’s out of my hands.

"What might happen is they see me as an asset who has gone away and proved them wrong.

“They were playing me in a position that wasn’t mine, but I have always scored goals throughout my career.

"They might want to make some money on me, or whatever, so these discussions will have to take place.”