Manchester City's reported interest in England International midfielder Owen Hargreaves has certainly raised some eyebrows in the dying days of the transfer season, as supporters wonder what the former star could possibly bring to the club after nearly four years of absence.
Is Roberto Mancini really serious? Is Hargreaves really worth City's effort on deadline day?
Given the duration of Owen Hargreaves' time away from football, it's understandable that some people have forgotten how much of a quality presence he can be in any club's midfield structure. The worries are just, but I believe they are misplaced.
Owen Hargreaves will turn out to be wildly successful move for Manchester City in their efforts to finally secure a Premier League title and compete with Europe's best in Champions League.
For those who doubt, here are five reasons why.