Moussa Sissoko has been left out of France’s squad for the World Cup finals.
The Tottenham midfielder aws one of the stars of his country’s Euro 2016 campaign, playing a big part as France reached the final only to lose to Portugal.
Those performances tempted Spurs into buying him for £30 million after the tournament.
Didier Deschamps has praised Sissoko’s attitude in the past – as has Mauricio Pochettino – but it seems he hasn’t done enough to make it to the World Cup.
Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, will captain France in Russia.
But what’s next for Sissoko? The 28-year-old has struggled to cement a place in the Tottenham side this season.
He remains a divisive figure when he does play. Some believe he is nowhere near good enough, while others believe he is overly criticised.
Regardless of his worth ethic, there are justified question marks over his ability to play for a top six side.
Spurs are likely to pursue new midfielders this summer, meaning Sissoko’s playing time will only decrease.
There is a good chance he will leave Tottenham this summer, especially if he wants to break back into the national side.