With the last bits of activity in the January transfer window being concluded over the last week, there's been an intense eruption of commentary from within the football sphere.
And, in this context, the speculation and quotes that emit from all business concluded provide the metaphorical smoke to the fire that is transfer dealings.
This week, Emmanuel Frimpong and Hernanes gave their quite opposite reactions to leaving Arsenal and Lazio, respectively, while Wes Hoolahan might be hoping for a switch, but never got his way.
On top of that, Pepe Guardiola may be more open to seeing one of his star midfielders leave than was at first thought, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi reveals some of the key points to becoming a Paris Saint-Germain player.
All that and more lie ahead in the world football quotes of the week.