At the tender age of 14, Hachim Mastour signed for AC Milan from Reggiana for a reported 500,000 euros as world football stopped and took notice.

The question remained. How does a 14-year-old react to that kind of pressure? Could he live up to the increasing expectation?

Mastour was promoted into AC Milan's first team by manager Clarence Seedorf for the final match of the 2013/14 season and would have become the youngest Milan player to feature in the league, but was never used as a sub and was loaned to Malaga for two seasons shortly afterwards

He only made one appearance for Malaga, making his competitive club debut against Real Betis in November, but the Spanish side decide against renewing his loan deal and Mastour returned to Milan this summer.

After a disappointing spell at Malaga, the 18-year-old has joined Dutch side PEC Zwolle on a season-long loan.

Let's hope Machour develops into the talent we know he can be.

We'll leave you with this quote from AC Milan's under-19s coach, Omar Danesi back in 2014:

"It is impossible to take the ball from Hachim, He can run at breakneck speed. He has grown so much this year, especially in his work with the rest of the team.

He is very young and there is a lot of scope for improvement. For the talent he has he is definitely a player to play at the San Siro [for Milan]. But he is very young and should be allowed to grow with calmness."

Good luck, Hachim.

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