West Ham United youngster Sead Haksabanovic still hasn’t made any appearances for Malaga this season.
The Swedish-born Montenegrin international is on a season-long loan with the La Liga 2 outfit.
He was sent there by manager Manuel Pellegrini despite featuring in a number of games in pre-season and impressing.
Some fans had hoped to see Haksabanovic get some minutes under his belt with the first-team this season, but clearly the manager felt he needed to go elsewhere for that.
The attacking midfielder did go elsewhere, and it looks to have been a terrible decision.
Haksabanovic is yet to make a single appearance for Malaga, who were relegated from La Liga at the end of last season.
Pellegrini should be furious
It’ll be massively disappointing for Pellegrini and the youth coaches at the club to see Haksabanovic still getting no pitch time.
The Chilean managed Malaga between 2010-13 to relative success, and he would have expected a bit more from his former club.
Of course, Malaga are under no obligation to play Haksabanovic as is the case with any loan deal, but Pellegrini did a lot for the Spanish outfit and for him not to have been given a single chance by mid-November will be disappointing to the 65-year-old.
Haksabanovic is a promising player, but being ostracised in this way could knock his confidence massively.
Pellegrini, or whoever oversees the management of the younger players at West Ham, should seriously consider recalling him or asking Malaga to terminate the deal, and instead send him somewhere else.