As Connor Wickham heads to Sunderland for his medical ahead of a £13m deal, the transfer could put an end to rumours linking Steve Bruce with most of our strikers.
Since the start of the summer window, Sunderland have been linked with Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko while a reported interest in Peter Crouch was the strongest suggestion of all.
With Wickham in the ranks, that interest could end although Bruce still has some change out of the £20m that Liverpool found for Jordan Henderson.
In the meantime, was Wickham a player that we should have pursued? While £13m is a lot of money for a striker who is young and unproven, it compares with the money that Man United paid for Phil Jones.
Surely for once, we could have provided a more lucrative playing option here than the men from the Stadium of Light, so is this genuinely ‘one that got away?’