Alessio Da Cruz is enduring a frustrating start to his career.
After coming through the ranks with Dutch side FC Twente the forward moved to Italy with Novara before completing a permanent move to Parma.
It was there that the forward was expected to make his breakthrough into first team football, but instead he’s found himself on the periphery.
A loan spell with Serie B side Spezia was followed up by a loan move to Ascoli which included an option for Da Cruz to leave Parma on a permanent basis.
But after that option was not taken up, the Dutchman found himself heading to England.
Da Cruz completed a loan move to Sheffield Wednesday in January this year and looked like a player who was going to make a real impression.
The winger made 15 appearances in the second half of last season, including nine starts in a variety of positions across the Owls front line.
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However it seemed that his efforts weren’t enough to convince then-manager Garry Monk to make the move permanent.
Since then Da Cruz has headed out on his fourth consecutive loan spell.
This has seen him move back to the Netherlands with Groningen on a loan deal with a view to a permanent switch.
So far this term Da Cruz has endured another mixed spell after starting just two of their six league fixtures so far.
Whether he’ll do enough over the course of the loan spell to secure a permanent move remains to be seen, but supporters will just be hoping that the Dutchman’s career isn’t summed up as one of unfulfilled potential.