Manchester City supporters have largely been left bewildered by the club's decision to loan Matija Nastasic out to Schalke until the end of the season.
The Serbian defender has not featured in a competitive game for City so far this campaign and is seemingly a long way down the pecking order at the club.
However, during his time on the pitch in prior years, Nastasic has largely impressed and many of the side's fans are confused as to why someone of his talent isn't getting a look-in.
Although City are challenging for the Premier League title, their defence has not looked entirely secure and it does seem harsh that Manuel Pellegrini has completely overlooked Nastasic so far.
The central defender will now be looking to show his parent club exactly what they are missing by impressing in the Bundesliga.
Because of his age, the international defender still has a chance of making the grade at City in the future, despite this temporary move, but he will have to start showing his quality soon.
Schalke are currently in fifth spot in the German top tier and will be looking to climb into the Champions League places during the second half of the season.
Here is the best reaction from a confused set of City fans to Nastasic's move.
I'm sure Nastasic will do a brilliant job with Schalke & he'll be missed by Man City. Can't wait for him to get back pic.twitter.com/iwcO6ST0RQ— Kristen (@kristen_mcfc) January 12, 2015
Boating, Savic and now Nastasic. Is there any young defender for whom a move to Man City is not a poor one?#MCFC— Pete Bancroft (@PeteBancroft) January 12, 2015
Hope Nastasic had a top loan at Schalke... Deserves a chance!! #mcfc— JσrdanBrσwn (@Browny_MCFC91) January 12, 2015