Valencia would have had high hopes for Michy Batshuayi when they signed him on loan from Chelsea in the summer.
However, it's fair to say he's been a disappointment.
The Belgian striker has been extremely underwhelming at the Spanish club, hitting the back of the net just twice in 15 matches.
His struggles on the pitch meant that Valencia's manager, Marcelino García Toral, left him on the bench for their Champions League tie against Young Boys on Wednesday.
And, Toral would leave the Chelsea loanee out altogether for their 1-0 victory away in La Liga against Getafe on Saturday.
When addressing his absence before the match, Toral said, per El Mundo: "All players must have the prospect of performing better, if Mina is playing now it's because trying to be fair, we consider that his performance is better than that of another teammate."
And it seems Valencia have had enough with the Belgian striker.
According to Marca, Valencia feel he is far from being the offensive solution that the club were looking for when he signed from Chelsea.
The Spanish club had planned to give Batshuayi 26 more games in order to prove his worth at the club.
However, his recent performances have caused them to scrap this plan.
Instead, they now intend to cut short his loan completely and send him back to Chelsea.
But there's a problem. Batshuayi’s loan deal does not have a recall clause.
Regardless, Valencia are still looking at ways to let him go and there is still a possibility he could return to Chelsea in January, but both parties will have to come to agreement.
That is quite concerning for both Batshuayi and Chelsea.
Chelsea would have undoubtedly been hoping that Batshuayi prove his worth as a striker so he could come back and challenge for a place in the first team next season.
However, it seems his loan has turned out to be nothing short of a disaster.News Now - Sport News