With the Sunderland Echo suggesting that Leeds United will be able to land Liam Bridcutt for a fee of £500,000, it is a transfer that Garry Monk simply must go through with.
Bridcutt spent the back end of last season on loan at Leeds, and his performances at Elland Road proved just how valuable he could be.
It is hard to think that Leeds would find better value elsewhere, and the transfer looks a complete no-brainer at this stage.
Bridcutt not only has Championship and Premier League experience, but at the age of 27 he still has plenty of years ahead of him.
In the over-inflated modern market, he would surely be one of the bargains of the summer.
At £500,000 Leeds could sign Bridcutt, a full international for Scotland, for a sixth of the price that Oxford United are quoting for Kemar Roofe - who is still yet to make an impact above League Two level.
Bridcutt would unquestionably strengthen Leeds’ midfield ranks, and he would also be able to fit into Monk’s playing style.
Bridcutt has already excelled at Brighton, who promoted a passing style, and he could do exactly the same at Elland Road.
He also wouldn’t need time to adapt to playing at Leeds, given that he settled in last season.
Leeds are set to sign Marcos Antonsson in the coming days, but as soon as that deal goes through - the Whites should be pushing to make Bridcutt their second addition of the summer.