This week saw Manchester United and Victor Valdes finally, temporarily at least, part ways. The former Barcelona goalkeeper had fallen foul of Louis van Gaal toward the end of last season after refusing to play for the under-21s.
The stopper, who joined United after a year out of football with a serious knee injury, was behind David De Gea in the pecking order at United but the club then brought in Argentine Sergio Romero as the Dutch gaffer decided Valdes was out of contention.
He headed to Standard Liege on loan until the end of the season this week - enter Charlton Athletic.
Charlton are owned by Belgian millionaire Roland Duchatelet. He owned Standard until July last year and his connections have seen some rather questionable players head from the Belgian club to Charlton in recent years. Dodgy French goalkeeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien perhaps the most unfortunate.
Charlton fans, who are currently in a running battle with their owner regarding his handling of club affairs, saw the funny side of Valdes heading to Standard and suggested that he was now one step closer to a move to Charlton.
Imagine that, a Spanish international with three Champions League medals becoming an Addick...
Valdes has moved to Standard Liege. Surely that means he'll be at #cafc next season.— James Johnston (@JamesJohnston_1) January 24, 2016
Standard liege buy Valdes at the end of the season, then halfway through next season wherever we end up he comes to Charlton .#cafc— DDemps. (@DanDempsey93) January 24, 2016
So Victor Valdes has joined Standard Leige on loan surely coming Charlton next. #CAFC— Paul Brent (@paulcafc_1990) January 21, 2016
If Victor Valdes is off to Standard Liege does this mean he'll be at charlton next season? #cafc— Tom Allen (@Digitallen) January 21, 2016
We really should've signed Victor Valdes instead of Neil Etheridge. #cafc— Michael Davis (@toughplacetogo) January 10, 2015
Victor Valdes might aswell stay in Belgium...Who knows, Might be at Charlton soon— QPR Ash (@QPR_Ash) January 24, 2016