Derek Riordan demands cool Houston Dynamo interest

Hibernian striker Derek Riordan
Riordan is looking for a fresh challenge after scoing 95 SPL goals

Hibernian forward Derek Riordan's wage demands appear to have scared off US outfit Houston Dynamo.

The 28-year-old is out of contract next week and the Major League Soccer side had made him an offer in March.

"I will confirm that we've been in touch with his agents," Dynamo president of business operations Chris Canetti told the MLS websiteexternal-link.

"We decided the first time that we were too far apart and there's been nothing yet to indicate that we're any closer."

Riordan finished the season with 11 goals for Hibs and sits third in the Scottish Premier League's all-time scoring chart.

Crystal Palace have had the player watched, while Championship rivals Watford have been credited with an interest.

Speaking earlier this month, Riordan revealed he was finding the SPL monotonous, saying: "It drags on playing in the same bit all the time.

"Anywhere that's a new challenge is better for me, a fresh start."

But it does not look like the next chapter of a career that has encompassed two spells at Easter Road and an unhappy stint at Celtic will be written in Texas.

"We certainly have not made another offer," added Canetti.

"Unless circumstances have changed, I'm not sure anything can happen."