Nottingham Forest today confirmed on their official website that they have snapped up striker Federico Macheda on loan from Cardiff City until the end of the season.
Macheda, 24, is still best known for his dramatic last-minute winning goal for Manchester United against Aston Villa in 2009, but his career hasn't continued on the same trajectory.
Loan spells with Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers and Birmingham City failed to generate much success for the Italian centre forward, before signing a permanent deal with Cardiff City in the summer of 2014.
Eight goals last season for Cardiff was a decent return, but he has been frozen out by Russell Slade this season, playing just eight games and scoring no goals in a quiet campaign.
Now, Macheda has joined Forest on loan until the end of the season, handing interim boss Paul Williams another option in attack for their upcoming games.
In fact, Macheda started for Forest in the 1-1 draw away at Hull City, and he played 58 minutes at the KC Stadium before being replaced by Oliver Burke.
Since the deal was announced, Forest fans have been reacting on Twitter, with many keen to see Macheda in action, possibly alongside striker Britt Assombalonga, who is nearing a return from injury.
Others aren't quite so convinced about the move considering his quiet season with Cardiff, whilst supporters also reacted to his debut, with some suggestions that he looked rusty and youngster Tyler Walker should have played instead, with others saying he looked promising ahead of this weekend's game against Derby County.
Here are some of the reactions to Macheda's signing and debut...
Imagine Britt and Macheda upfront for the Derby game #nffc— Michael Cleaver (@xCleaverNFFC) March 15, 2016
Do we really need Macheda? Paying wages on someone who won't be at club in 3 months and has no future at club. Now is time for youth #NFFC— Doug Kington (@DougKington1982) March 15, 2016
Concerned by the lack of enthusiasm RE: Macheda signing. Great player with proven ability. O'Grady/Walker don't cut it at this level #NFFC— Ollie Bastiani (@OllieBastiani) March 15, 2016
The signing of Macheda has gave me hope! We would never win a game with O'Grady up top on his own— WHYSALL (@Josh_nffc) March 15, 2016
Whether Macheda has scored this season or not I'd rather have him upfront instead of Blackstock. A lot more mobile. Buzzing with that.— Bird (@_Bird93) March 15, 2016
Really hope Macheda produces the goods for us, as not taking our chances has been the difference for us this season #nffc— Dan Duncan (@dannyduncs) March 15, 2016
Let's hope that Macheda can show us why he was at United #nffc— Josh (@Josh_Richards5) March 15, 2016
Bossed that half great performance..Macheda looks just a tad rusty..#nffc— R1CHJB (@R1CHJB) March 15, 2016
@Dave_Garner68 did very well. Few more games to get match fit and he could be a decent addition— Jack Dilloway (@dilldog_red) March 16, 2016
What do you think of Forest signing Macheda?