Bojan Krkic stunned the footballing world by completing a cut-price £3m move from Barcelona to Stoke City yesterday as the man once dubbed 'the next Lionel Messi' looks to revive his stalling career.
When he initially burst onto the scene in 2007, Bojan was tipped for the very top in a Barca side which at the time included the likes of Messrs Ronaldinho, Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto'o and a certain Messi.
But having truly failed to make the grade at the Nou Camp, the Spaniard moved to Roma before a loan spell at AC Milan, a return to Barca and another stint out on loan at AFC Ajax in 2013/2014.
While the downward trajectory of his career has been steep to say the least, news of his move to the Britannia Stadium being completed certainly raised eyebrows.
It brought back memories of Allan Simonsen's move to Charlton Athletic in 1982, Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano's West Ham adventure and Dale Jennings swapping Birkenhead for Bayern Munich by leaving Tranmere Rovers.
With that in mind, we asked Huddersfield Town fans for their surprise signings from down the years and here is a collection of the responses.
The Surinamese midfielder arrived at Town in the summer of 1999 in a £330,000 deal from Ajax after previous spells in Holland with SVV Feyenoord and Groningen.
Gorre made over 50 appearances for the Terriers and netted seven times for the club before moving to Barnsley in 2001 for a three-year spell. He ended his playing career at Blackpool in 2004.
Stewart signed for Town in 1996 from Bristol Rovers after being beaten 2-1 by his future employers in the Second Division play-off final. Stewart had equalised Andy Booth's opener before Chris Billy struck the winner 10 minutes from time.
He went on to become a firm fans' favourite at Town but was controversially let go in 2000 to Ipswich Town, who profited from his goalscoring prowess in the Premier League during the Tractor Boys' stay in the top flight.
Joey Jones & Terry Curran
Jones was a Welsh international who was most famous for spells at Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as Wrexham, and joined Town from the west London outfit in 1985. He won the club's Player of the Year award during his first season.
Curran, meanwhile, is a Sheffield Wednesday icon for his part in the Owls' renaissance between the late 1970's and early 1980's and played for Steel City rivals Sheffield United before moving to Everton and then Town for one season in 1985/1986.
Town snapped up European Cup winner Withe just seven years after he had netted the winning goal for Aston Villa in the 1982 final against Bayern Munich to add a true blue-chip forward to their attacking ranks.
He had already developed himself as a household name through spells at Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United but he failed to truly rediscover his Villa form in the blue and white stripes.
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