Harry Winks would do exceptionally well to prove his fitness to Gareth Southgate and force himself into the 23-man England squad that heads to Russia in June.
Yet, as recently as October, he was man of the match on his senior Three Lions debut, before starring as Spurs saw off Real Madrid the following month.
The young playmaker has qualities that both England and, to a lesser extent, Tottenham, lack; composure, an eye for a pass and quick feet that looked set to shove him to the front of the queue for both club and country this season.
Unfortunately for Winks, valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, injuries have put him off course and he has lost his way.
He has been unable to force his way back into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans – to any great degree anyway – which has seen his World Cup hopes all but evaporate.
That’s why we asked whether a loan move to Everton – who really could use some dynamism and creativity at the back of midfield – would be a good decision.
The response was mixed but 48 per cent of those we asked think that the England international should make the loan move to Goodison. Check out the full results of the poll below…