Brahim Diaz's absence in recent weeks has sparked doubts about his status at Real Madrid.
Having arrived from Manchester City in January, Diaz has barely featured for Real coach Santiago Solari.
Indeed, there's questions whether the youngster is actually the type of player who is suited to the system and style Solari employs.
The midfielder now faces spending the remainder of the season in the stands with discussion already underway about sending him out on-loan next season.
Ironically, Diaz forced through his departure from City convinced he'd have better playing chances at Real.