Nathan Oduwa caught fans of Rangers and Tottenham off guard yesterday by announcing via his Twitter account that his loan spell in Scotland had come to an end.
It was a rather abrupt way to finish a promising loan spell which had been scheduled to last until the end of the season.
Neither Rangers or Tottenham have commented on the reasons for the loan ending early, with it unclear if Oduwa has any part to play in Mauricio Pochettino's first team plans.
A report in the Scottish Daily Record sheds light on it, suggesting it was because Rangers' transfer plans will have a negative impact on Oduwa's playing time.
It reads: "It is understood that if Rangers add another attacking player such as Michael O'Halloran, then Oduwa's opportunities would have been limited."
The Scottish Sun reported on Sunday that Rangers hope to complete a deal for O'Halloran this week, after he sat out St Johnstone's match on Saturday.
After making an early impact at the club, Oduwa's role has decreased, with the last time he completed 90 minutes in the league coming back on September 27.
He has started only one league game since December 1st, and has not played at all in 2016, left as an unused substitute in their first two matches this year, and was not even in the match day squad at the weekend against Livingston.
Bringing in another winger like O'Halloran would have meant a more sustained spell for Oduwa on the sidelines, and it is for the best for the Spurs youngster's development that he either heads back to be involved with his club or goes on loan elsewhere to play.