It will be the recalled as a defining moment in English football. The moment that reality lost all contact with the Premier League.
We will look back in awe as much as we were perplexed when Tony Pulis persuaded 27-year-old Grzegorz Krychowiak that West Brom were the future of English football. Had Renato Sanches not moved to Swansea, it would have been the deal of the summer.
There may yet be more to come: Krychowiak is seriously considering a permanent move to the Hawthorns according to talkSPORT. Oh what tangled webs football does weave!
To think that twelve months ago the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool were supposedly interested in the Polish international before Paris St Germain swooped into Sevilla and captured his heart.
Now, having registered a total of 19 appearances for the French club, Krychowiak recognises that his time in Paris is up and wants to continue on his new path in England.
The Hawthorns faithful have taken his cultured yet no-nonsense approach to their hearts as they sit comfortably in mid-table in the English top-flight. With PSG facing FFP chambers and criminal investigations in Switzerland, Albion may be able to strike a cut-price deal for 47-times capped Polish international.