No he isn't, he's young. Good young players get loaned out because top teams can't afford to play them over the established talent when fighting for trophies and positions in the table. They loan them out so they can get experience playing regular in that country, we loaned David Beckham out after he made his first team debut, didn't do him any harm did it. He wen't on to be part of our treble winning squad of 99 and to date remains the best player I have ever seen supplying the ball to other players almost to perfection. But as I said, we loaned him out. We loaned Ben Foster out and he's constantly being touted as not only our next number 1 goal keeper but also our countries. He isn't starting eleven yet, but he will be and we loaned him out. Loaning a player out can mean that the club doesn't want you any more, but more often than not for good youth talent it usually means they are looking to give you regular first team experience. If Villareal don't want him I'd imagine a few clubs would be willing to take the punt and take him on, but if wants to play for a top team then he will bear with being loaned out for a couple of seasons and he will bide his time and fight into the first team. Off topic I have him in Football Manager 09 in my Manchester United squad, he's a rotational player at the moment but still young and looks to be a regualr starter in a couple of seasons.