Stefan Savic is remembered by most Manchester City fans for consistently making mistakes that belied his obvious talents.
The Montenegro international was signed for £6 million in July 2011 from Partizan Belgrade. He had his good moments. At the start of his City career he looked like a really good buy, even scoring against Blackburn Rovers in October 2011.
When Vincent Kompany was suspended and Kolo Toure on international duty in January 2012 the youngster came into the first-team.
His mistakes became costly. He gifted Liverpool a penalty in a League Cup defeat and played an accidental role in a Jermain Defoe goal.
He then gifted Swansea the ball that lead to their solitary goal in a 1-0 victory. At the time it seemed to be the start of the end in regards to their title campaign (luckily Sergio Aguerooooo saved the day). So at the end of the season City used him as a makeweight in the deal for Matija Nastasic of Fiorentina.
He has since gone on to become a star in Serie A as a rock in the heart of La Viola's defence. With that in mind however he has become a target for plenty of other clubs.
Tottenham Hotspur are said to be keen on bringing a more mature Savic back to the Premier League. And now his agent Zarko Pelicic has spoken about interest in his client - suggesting Manchester United are also checking out Savic:
"We are flattered by the interest of Juventus, we speak of a great team. There are also the pleasure of esteem of clubs like Manchester United, Tottenham and AC Milan have shown interest in my client. to be honest, however, we have not yet had any official contact with any team."
Manchester City fans would indeed find it amusing if United snapped up their former flop. However this is not the same Savic and he might prove a shrewd arrival for the club considering their current centre-back issues.
However his agent says their has been no official contact and the link appears to be rather thin at the moment. One to keep an eye on but the possibility of him becoming a United player remains small.