Former Manchester United favourite Javier Hernandez has just signed for West Ham for a very reasonable fee of £16 million, in the only deal this season that hasn't broken the world transfer record.
The 29-year-old is a proven goal-scorer. At Bayer Leverkusen he managed 39 goals in 76 games, and for United before that he managed decent tallies without being a starter.
So why is it that Jose Mourinho passed up the chance to bring one of Old Trafford's chirpiest sons back on a budget deal?
Reporters asked the manager during a press conference on Tuesday, and he was firm on the issue.
"No, because he left the club a few years ago," Mourinho said. "I'm not sure that it was his decision or the manager's decision.
"But he's a good player, he's a player that will always score goals, he is a player that I would always welcome in my squad because he doesn't need many minutes on the pitch to score a goal.
"We moved in another direction in a younger player in Lukaku, and we have Rashford that can also be a striker, originally he's a striker, so we didn't feel that need.
"But no doubt for West Ham to get a player with his experience and quality is very, very good. "
Can't say fairer than that (until he splashes £200 million on a back-up striker, that is).