Roel Brouwers is heading back to Roda JC after SC Paderborn failed to strike a permanent deal with the Dutch club.
Brouwers joined the German outfit on loan last term and proved to be a major success in Paderborn colours.
The club made contact with Roda to thrash out a deal, but were put off by the Kerkrade outfit's asking price.
"We regret this," said Paderborn spokesman Gunther Rybarczyk. "But we couldn't meet the financial demands of Roda JC."
Brouwers does not figure in Roda's future plans and could well be on the move again during the course of the summer.