They love him, they love him not.

They love him – again.

New York City FC announced Thursday that it had claimed midfielder Matias Pellegrini had been claimed off waivers.

Yes, that is the same Matias Pellegrini, whom the club waived on Nov. 15, when it declined to pick up the options of Vuk Latinovich, Gedion Zelalem and Pellegrini.

City acquired the 22-year-old Pellegrini off waivers on Aug. 19.

The 22-year-old Argentine appeared in four regular season matches and two more in the MLS Cup playoffs.