When Swansea beat Everton to the signing of Northern Irish teenager Rory Donnelly in January 2011 it was supposed to be the start of a blossoming career in South Wales.
Since signing for the club amongst interest from abroad plus big hitters like Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool the former Cliftonville striker has played just one game - coming on as a substitute for Michu against Crawley Town in the League Cup in September 2012.
Since then it has been back to the reserves trying to earn himself the right to play in the first team. In the summer he stated his intention to push into the first-team.
That never happened and Donnelly has still not played Premier League football.
Now the player who rejected Everton and Liverpool is about to embark on another loan deal, following an unsuccessful spell at Coventry City last season.
And he is finally set to play on Merseyside.
He has joined Birkenhead side Tranmere Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
From rejecting Liverpool and Everton to playing for the regions third club in just three years then for Donnelly, who will hope to fire in the goals now he is set to play regular first-team football.