Brighton manager Gus Poyet has confirmed that Hungarian trialist Zoltan Liptak has not won a contract.
The 26-year-old former Southampton loanee had been training with the Seagulls after a similar stint at Swansea City.
However, Poyet will not be retaining the defender after confirming the Hungary international was not what they were looking for.
"He did very, very well. He trained well," he told The Argus.
"It was a tough decision but he was not ready to play 90 minutes on Saturday, for example, and he's not what we are looking for in that position."
Liptak's agent Ferenc Fulop remains at a loss as to why his client did not earn a deal, but says there is plenty of interest in the defender.
"The manager praised him during his trial," Fulop told www.origo.hu.
"We don't know why he wasn't offered a contract. I think Zoltan did his best.
"Gyori ETO FC are interested in him but he has other offers too, some teams would like to sign him in January."