Last summer there was an almighty scrap on for Montpellier attacker Younes Belhanda. The Moroccan attacker had been a key member of the side back in 2011-12 as the side won a tremendous title over their more illustrious and big-spending rivals Paris Saint-Germain.
But Olivier Giroud left for Arsenal and the side struggled to live up to their previous campaign - so Belhanda, after a poor 2012-13, decided a move was on the cards for 2013-14.
He was linked with a litany of big teams from across the globe, including the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
But he shocked everyone by joining Dynamo Kiev - part of a recruitment drive from the club which saw Jeremain Lens and Dieumerci Mbokani also arrive in the Ukrainian capital.
But a year down the line and the €10 million arrival from France looks set to join a long list of players who leave Ukraine this summer - due to the ongoing plight and civil conflict in the East of the country, since the Russian invasion of Crimea.
The likes of Bernard, Miguel Veloso and Andriy Yarmolenko are all rumoured to want a move from the troubled country - so Belhanda might be available at a cut-price cost.
So should a team that almost pulled off his shock signing last summer make a move again 12 months down the line?
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was a huge fan of the playmaker, and he is certainly the type of player that would be welcomed at Villa Park, after a difficult season and subsequent summer. The club's finances are currently under close scrutiny. But if they can stump up the cash, should Belhanda be the man?
He has made it clear he wants a move to the Premier League next season and despite his talent he has essentially been off the radar for the past two seasons - none of the big guns are going to be circling this summer.
Villa could swoop in and pick up a bargain, a bargain who could help them rise up the table next season.