Everton supporters were ecstatic when they pulled off a deal for Barcelona defender Yerry Mina in the summer, but they are still waiting to see him in competitive action for the first time.
The Colombia international completed a £27.2million (Sky Sports) move to Goodison Park before the start of the season and certainly enhanced his reputation after some monstrous performances in the World Cup.
But the no-nonsense centre-back has had two separate foot injuries already at the Toffees and is still waiting to make his debut.
Mina could be in contention after the international break for Marco Silva’s side, but there is no guarantee he will walk straight into the starting XI when available.
Everton have managed to find some success in recent weeks in defence, with a new-look centre-back pairing of Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane beginning to take shape.
There is every chance Mina will need to be patient when he is fit again and be forced to watch two of his in-form teammates develop their partnership.
Keane is playing arguably his best football since his move from Burnley to Everton, while Zouma has settled quickly since joining on loan and looks like the player he was becoming at Chelsea before a long-term injury setback.
Mina must be frustrated with his disrupted start to life in English football and will be desperate to get on the pitch to show his qualities, but there is no clear picture of when that will be.