Malaga fans were left feeling hugely disappointed when the club sold Juanmi to Southampton, then also cashed in on Samu Castillejo and Samuel Garcia, accepting a double offer which saw them depart for La Liga rivals Villarreal.
Three products of the youth system who all have great futures, although those futures won't be realised at La Rosaleda, with Juanmi getting ready to strut his stuff in the Premier League at St. Marys, whilst Castillejo and Garcia aim to do the same in La Liga at El Madrigal.
Experienced goalkeeper Carlos Kameni has attempted to lessen the blow of their departure, in comments published by the official Malaga CF website on Monday.
Quizzed by journalists about such notable summer exits, as the Costa del Sol club balanced its books financially, Kameni explained: "Now isn't the time to speak about those who have left. They're young footballers who wanted a change of scenery."
Referring directly to Juanmi, Castillejo and Garcia, the 31-year-old Cameroon international also underlined: "I respect and appreciate them, but we're not going to miss them."
"We have a squad with players coming in and we're here to do things well, enjoy ourselves and then we'll see what happens." He pointed out, confident the Malaga team will adapt and overcome the loss of the young stars.
Whilst the majority of Malaga fans will probably disagree about losing the talented trio of favourites being something positive, selling them doesn't appear to have affected loyalty amongst supporters, with season ticket sales moving along very well so far.
looking ahead, Kameni praised the next crop of youngsters, who have been working with the first-team squad in pre-season so far, highlighting: "Malaga is a family club and the kids have stepped up, integrating without any problems."
Concluding, Kameni insisted "the primary concern is securing safety" in La Liga, stating that to do that, "is the collective job" of the whole team, hopeful that once that aim is achieved, Malaga can then reach for loftier and more ambitious objectives for the 2015-16 season.