Emyr Huws must be wondering if he is cursed.
In January, he was offered the opportunity to link up with Birmingham City on loan and spent the second-half of the campaign battling relegation out of the Championship.
He was able to help the Blues over the line, just, with his reputation enhanced by a number of assured displays and spectacular goals.
Eager to see the 21-year-old further his development in 2014/15, Manchester City once again opened themselves up to offers over the summer.
Wigan Athletic, beaten finalists in the second tier play-off final last term, jumped at the chance to acquire the Wales international – first on loan and then on a permanent basis - as they prepared to mount another promotion push
The Latics have, however, endured a hugely disappointing campaign, with Huws finding himself back in an all too familiar position.
It could be argued that another campaign stuck in a second-tier dogfight will do him good, but it could also be hindering his progress.
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Huws was tipped for a bright future at City and it was his desire to fulfil that potential which led him to the DW Stadium.
He will have had other options to consider, but bought into the ambitious project put to him by Uwe Rosler.
Wigan have now changed manager, with Malky Mackay at the helm, and Huws has endured injury struggles.
The dream of returning to the Etihad Stadium next season to show his former employers what they are missing has turned into a nightmare, with there currently more chance of him facing the City of Coventry than that of Manchester in 2015/16.