Nikola Vlasic has quite the following in the Everton fanbase despite the fact that he has had very little game time.
In fact, the midfielder has made just 12 Premier League appearances since moving to Goodison Park from Hajduk Split last year.
Vlasic was never going to jump straight into the first team considering his age, but under Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce, he failed to make a breakthrough.
The 20-year-old would have hoped to impress new manager Marco Silva in pre-season, but the Portuguese coach has opted to send the midfielder away on loan.
On Wednesday, the club announced via their official website that Vlasic had joined Russian outfit CSKA Moscow for the season on a loan deal.
There, the youngster will gain more first-team experience before returning to Everton and fighting for a starting spot.
On Reddit, some supporters have been left disappointed by the news that Vlasic will not be at the club this season, while others think that it is a positive step.