Martin Ødegaard got a very warm welcome at his new club SC Heerenveen.
The Dutch side produced an impressive stunt by signing the Real Madrid wonder-kid on a 1.5 year loan-deal earlier this month.
At the Champions League winner, the competition for a talented youngster like Ødegaard just seems too hard.
The decision to join Heerenveen did not fall from the sky. The respective club is a warm nest for blossoming talents to develop their game.
Heerenveen plays attractive football in the classical Dutch 4-3-3 system. With less pressure than at Ajax or PSV Eindhoven to achieve, the talents can freewheel more and experience a lot of first team football.
Besides that Heerenveen has an outstanding name in Scandinavia, convincing Ødegaard to choose them.
The expectations are high as he's still one of the most promising talents in Europe. But away from the spotlight in Madrid, Ødegaard can improve his game on the secure Dutch countryside that Heerenveen is.
He'll have to learn the national anthem of the province of Friesland, as at every home game Heerenveen starts by singing their provincial anthem.
He has made a mature decision to take a step back in order to take two forward in the future.
KINDERGARTEN OVER FOR DEPAY
The same applies for Memphis Depay.
The Dutch enfant terrible lost track of his career in Manchester. His adventure at Old Trafford turned out to be a big flop.
In 2015, Louis van Gaal signed the highly talented Dutch youngster from PSV. He had proven his talent in the Eredivisie and at the World Cup in 2014 where van Gaal guided the Dutch squad to an impressive 3rd-place finish in Brazil.
In England, the heightened fame took possession of Memphis. Money in the bank, and Depay on the bench.
Olympique Lyon rescued Depay from his Manchester debacle. If Depay succeeds in refuelling his career at Lyon, itwill depend on his own mentality.
The 22-year-old still can have a promising career, but his focus needs to be on the game itself instead of his social life.
Kindergarten is over, Depay has to show Holland and England he's more than simply a talent.
Like Ødegaard, One step back in order to take two steps forward. Otherwise the cashed up surrounds of China will probably be his next destination.
SWANSEA RIGHT PLACE FOR NARSINGH?
Luciano Narsingh is next in line to prove himself in the Premier League.
The fast winger plays with his head up and plenty of pace. He has a good cross and the ability to score a goal. But is Swansea the right decision?
That has to be seen.
Swansea definitely can benefit from his runs playing on the fast break, but the strong defenders in the Premier League will be a huge problem for Narsingh.
Simply not consistent enough. For that reason the Dutch champions did a great job selling the Holland international for £4million with only a half year left on his contract.
IS AJAX TALENT TRAORE GOOD ENOUGH FOR CHELSEA?
What about Bertrand Traoré then?
The 21-year-old struggled to really get his game going as a winger, focusing too much on himself as an individual. But with his constant threat and class in the team, Ajax did play some impressive attacking football.
The kind of football that hasn't been seen for years in the Amsterdam Arena. Not surprisingly that when Traoré picked up an injury at the beginning of December, Ajax lost a some of their attacking flow as well.
The Burkina Faso international left Amsterdam to play for his country at the Africa Cup, where he led his country to the quarter-finals with a goal against Guinea-Bissau in the group stage.
Traoré is a threat to every defence, but he needs to play more in duty of the team.
Will Traoré ever succeed at Chelsea?