Hachim Mastour is set to return to Milan a year early after Malaga decided to terminate his loan prematurely. The Moroccan wonderkid joined the La Liga side on a two year loan last summer, however only managed to make one appearance all season, coming on as a late substitute against Real Betis back in November.
The 18 year old was once regarded as one of the most promising youngsters coming through at Milan's academy, becoming an internet sensation overnight as a result. Despite this however, the youngster has found opportunities hard to come by in the years since and has struggled to turn his obvious potential into serious end product. To top it off, he is still waiting to make his first team debut with the club.
Many Milanisti still have faith in Mastour's ability, however it looks as if he could be set for another loan move this season, with Dutch side PEC Zwolle interested as well as Serie A rivals Palermo. The Rosanero are rumoured to be considering Mastour as a possible replacement for in-demand playmaker Franco Vazquez, who has been linked to Milan on several occasions.
Still touted as a future star, it is unclear at this point whether Mastour will factor into Vincenzo Montella's plans, however it appears that his short term future currently lies elsewhere.