When Cesc Fabregas returned home to Barcelona last summer, many presumed it would be the last transfer of his career.
His was, after all, returning to his childhood club, to be managed by his footballing hero, and would have multiple opportunities to compete for top honours.
It appears that it was too good to be true. His idol Pep Guardiola resigned as manager at the end of the season, a season in which Fabregas was often confined to the bench. He has continued to occupy a spot on the bench this season, and he seems to be losing patience.
Given our need for creativity in midfield he would be an ideal signing, with the added bonus that he is already well-versed in the rigours of Premier League football.
His former club Arsenal would be sure to compete, and hold a first option on him, but he would probably prefer to move forward with his career rather than take a backward step.
If, as rumoured, Pep Guardiola is interested in joining the club as Alex Ferguson's successor, then what better way to welcome him to the club than sign Fabregas to anchor the midfield.