The Everton striker will spend the next few weeks at Charlton Athletic.
The 23-year-old centre forward has been with the Toffees since he joined their academy back in 2003, but despite his ability in front of goal he has played just three times for the first-team.
Injuries have certainly played their part in that, but after an impressive pre-season it seemed McAleny was finally going to get the chance to impress Everton manager Roberto Martinez on a regular basis.
Instead, after one under-21 appearance this season – during which he scored and assisted in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool – McAleny will now look to continue his development in the short term at The Valley.
Charlton are currently 10th in the Championship with nine points from their first six matches and McAleny will be tasked with scoring the goals that get them back on track after a recent wobble that saw them drop five points from a possible six.
During the summer McAleny had a match to remember in a pre-season friendly against Swindon Town, scoring one goal and setting up the other three in a 4-0 victory.
But Everton have now sent him out during the emergency loan window as he looks to finally prove he has what it takes to succeed at Goodison Park further down the line.
Following the news we took to Twitter to see what Everton fans thought and you can read a selection of what we found below:
McAleny isn't coming back. That's it for him now.— Callum Chadwick (@CallumChadwick_) September 14, 2015
Mcaleny going out on loan, cant see being at everton much longer now, surely he would have had to be first team by now to make it.— Michael Gott (@Gottoefc) September 14, 2015
McAleny to Charlton is a decent move but unless he comes back from it better, he'll end up staying in the Championship— dan (@dannyldownes) September 14, 2015
That's probably it for McAleny.— Connor (@ConnorBennett14) September 14, 2015
Good move for McAleny to Charlton on loan, should hopefully get some much needed 1st team football. Always impressed when he had played— Ghedin1878 (@Ghedin1878) September 14, 2015
Connor mcaleny on loan again hahaha put him out his misery an sell him— ️ (@JoeOdwyer__) September 14, 2015