Shakhtar Donetsk have one of the stranger buying policies in world football.
Owner Rinat Akhmetov is worth an approximate $16 billion (via Forbes.com) and remains a local hero and lifelong Hirnyky fan.
Rather than just throwing his billions around to secure top-quality players who don't want to live in Ukraine, he's carefully planned and produced a Shakhtar Donetsk lifestyle.
There is a Brazilian community in Donetsk that has been manufactured by Akhmetov to make his foreign stars feel at home, as he relentlessly plunders the Brasileiro Serie A for emerging samba talent.
He imports the starlets, introduces them to the community and promises them they can leave when they're ready to make the next step.
He didn't stand in the way of Elano or Nery Castillo when the western European clubs came calling, and he's about to relinquish Fernandinho despite his vital importance to the current team (via ClubCall.com).
There's a mutual bond of trust. The Brazilian imports grow to love the club as they are ingrained into the Donetsk culture, so they perform to their potential every single week.
When D-Day comes and Manchester pick up the phone, Akhmetov answers, accepts and bids farewell. Roll on the next one to replace him.
It's a plan and setup that is, quite frankly, genius. He's created a happy environment for young stars to prosper, whilst respecting their career ambitions and wishes at the same time.