Roberto Soldado's spell at Tottenham looks destined for failure, but could he still be a success in the Premier League elsewhere?
Spurs are linked with a variety of strikers ahead of January, which will push Soldado closer to the exit, with a return to Spain most likely.
Yet Alan Pardew's Newcastle United could do worse than attempt to snap him up on loan until the end of the season to see if he can revitalise the striker's career.
Only 18 months ago Soldado was leading the line for Spain, but has fallen off the La Roja map after struggling at Spurs.
On a loan deal Newcastle would have little to lose, and find an experienced compatriot to partner young sensation Ayoze Perez.
Together the two could form a little-and-large partnership, which on a loan deal, Newcastle would be committing to little if it does not work out.
Soldado cost Spurs £26 million, and it may be worth them sending him out on loan either to boost his re-sale value, or see if it can regain his confidence before giving it one last crack at White Hart Lane.
Aside from Perez, Newcastle have only Papiss Cisse who has scored more than two league goals this season, and if they could get Soldado firing, regaining the form which saw him score 24 goals in 33 starts for Valencia in 2012/13 it could be a very smart addition.