At the end of last season, Manchester United were linked with a teenage striker who appeared to be a cut above most in his age-group.
Brazilian Bruno Gomes netted 27 goals in 2012, playing a significant role in Desportivo Brasil’s under-17 championship success.
But he was just warming up, as last season he scored seven goals and laid on two assists in a single game, at which point United fans began to get quite excited.
That was not helped by Gomes’s regular tweets saying how much he wanted to play for United; along with the fact that he visited Old Trafford to meet both Sir Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney last year.
The plan was reportedly for him to join after his 18th birthday, and when a tweet from his official account suggested he was very close to announcing an agreement, it appeared United had secured another young goal-scoring talent to compete long-term with the likes of Angelo Henriquez and Will Keane.
But those hopes have now been scuppered, with the player tweeting that he has agreed a move to Brazilian side Sport Club Internacional.
Even in that announcement he thanked United fans for their support. And while he may not be a Red Devil for a while, something suggests he has not given up on his dream forever.
You can see the tweet announcing his move below:
Thanks MUFC fans for all, but, now I'm Red from southern Brazil - Sport Club Internacional!!!