It certainly was a shock transfer on deadline day - as Scotland international Steven Fletcher headed to Marseille on loan from Sunderland.
The shock move came about as it was made clear to Fletcher he was set to become a fringe player under the management of Sam Allardyce.
With his contract up in the summer his future at Sunderland appears to be up.
He has been speaking to Sky Sports News HQ this week (17/03/2016) from Marseille, where he is certainly enjoying life.
As for his future, he had this to say about a potential permanent switch to Marseille:
"I just want to play as much as I can and catch people's eye. Because I am free in the summer.
"If this was an option I'd consider it because my family are happy and as you can see it is not a bad place to live.
But the Scot is not ruling anything out. He also clearly feels he has a lot to give still and that a mvoe back to the Premier League would not be written off:
"Of course I won't write the Premier League off because I still feel fit. I'm only 28 so it's not like I am ready to retire.
"If I can hopefully stay here for a good few months and put in a few good performances then hopefully i'll have a few options."
Fletcher has had a mixed time in France so far. He has scored just one goal for Marseille in Ligue 1, against Toulouse earlier this month.
But he bagged a goal and an assist in the French Cup win against Trelissac.
So it is not clear whether Marseille will make a move for the player. But if not, the Scot will undoubtedly have plenty of options this summer.