When Juan Sebastian Veron signed for Manchester United in 2001, it was a statement of intent by the club.
With the team's first European Cup victory since 1968 still fresh in everyone's minds, this was Sir Alex Ferguson's first attempt at buying truly recognised world-class talent.
United paid £28.1 million for the Argentina captain, per BBC Sport, who was arguably the best midfielder on the planet at the time.
Parallels can be drawn between him and current United target Arturo Vidal in terms of reputation and admiration.
However, Veron was the right player for United, at the wrong time.
He arrived at Old Trafford during a period of midfield supremacy for the Red Devils, and he was in direct competition with Roy Keane—a battle he was never going to win.
Fergie tried to play Veron everywhere—from defensive midfield to behind the striker—but nothing seemed to bring out his best.
If the Red Devils could have had Seba a decade later, he would have ran the show and become a United legend.
Just two years after breaking the club's record transfer fee, the Little Witch was on his way out of Old Trafford.