Bastian Schweinsteiger is a name who has often been bandied about the Transfer Tavern over the years, so you can well imagine the delight last summer upon his long-awaited arrival on these shores.
However, as the bar-stool-experts have so often seen, reputations can be ruined in the Premier League and the size of a player’s name means little.
Perhaps the World Cup winner is most indicative of that. A revered midfielder on the continent, his battle for form and fitness at the Theatre of Dreams has been sad to watch and the 31-year old has largely been a shadow of his former self.
With that in mind, according to talkSPORT, Inter Milan are keen on rescuing the Bayern Munich legend from his ordeal and take him on loan at the San Siro next term.
Like the German, the Nerazzurri have seen their stock plummet in recent seasons and face a hard battle to restore former glories.
Will Jose keep the Germany star next season? Can he get him back to his best?