As Manchester United struggle to bring Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to England, Bolton Wanderers and Neil Lennon have shown them the way to go by tonight completing the signing of former Real defender Derik Osede.
On tour in Austria with the Super Whites, the Madrid-born 6ft tall defender has been a regular for Real Madrid's C team prior to the move across to Bolton.
He has arrived at the Reebok under freedom of contract to strengthen what was a frail backline last season, and comes on the same day that Alex Baptiste and Sanmi Odelusi have left the club to join Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic respectively.
So we welcome Derik with open arms, excited at last about a signing. It has been a long time since an incoming player gave us a surge of excitement like this.
I for one cannot wait for him to pull on the famous white shirt and make his debut.