When Martin Braithwaite signed for Middlesbrough from Toulouse at the start of last season he was supposed to be the man to help fire them straight back into the Premier League.
But after spending a hefty sum on the striker, it is safe to say he has not returned on the investment.
Even after scoring five goals and assisting two more in the first half of the season, the Dane fell out of favour under Tony Pulis and was loaned back to Ligue 1, this time to Bordeaux.
Here the £7.2m-rated striker scored a further four goals before returning to the Riverside this summer.
But is there a future for the Danish World Cup star in the North East? Is his time at Boro up?
It’s hard to see Pulis giving him another chance.
Boro have a wealth of option in attack, with Braithwaite well down the pecking order.
His departure would help balance Boro’s squad.