The skilful star looks set to leave Upton Park after just a handful of Premier League appearances, most just brief cameos as a substitute, since signing in January.
Nene’s desire to play more before the end of the campaign is understandable because he’s effectively playing for his future after being handed a six month deal by co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold upon his departure from Qatari club Al-Gharafa.
But his manager Big Sam, equally under pressure to secure his own future, has been reluctant to use the former Paris St Germain and Monaco star, who has 150 career goals to his name.
Now according to on loan Arsenal star Carl Jenkinson, Hammers fans are missing out on something special from the 33-year-old who he says is pretty tasty on the training ground.
"Nene is (last on the training pitch) I would say just because he loves practicing a free-kick afterwards," Jenkinson told the club's official website.
"Not that he needs to because they are unbelievable but he is always out doing a few extra free-kicks."
It was clearly a skill Allardyce felt his team could do without despite West Ham having only scored from one free-kick this season.
Now the skilful star looks likely to leave when his deal expires having not had a real chance to prove himself in East London.
And that means he looks destined never to score for the Hammers, unless he gets surprise game time at Newcastle United this Sunday.
If West Ham supporters want to know what they might have been missing out on we're here to help.
A selection of the star's best goals, which include some sublime free-kicks, has been uploaded to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.
Warning: It could leave some fans wondering why Mark Noble has still been taking all the free-kicks since January!