Remember the rumor connecting Nicklas Bendtner to the New York Red Bulls? No?
Well, it wasn't much more than a Tweet from a semi-retired, rumor-mill veteran:
Source: Nicklas Bendtner has fielded interest from Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls.— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) September 1, 2016
And now it is conclusively over.
Bendtner has signed a two-year deal with Championship side Nottingham Forest.
#NFFC are pleased to confirm the signing of Danish striker @bendtnerb52. https://t.co/Koce3cWKuj pic.twitter.com/2V17G9Ubwq— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) September 7, 2016
Forest is off to a decent start in England's second tier - seventh in the table after five games - but is one of several Championship clubs with a history that recommends it to the top flight. The maverick Danish striker might be the man to put one of English football's long-term underachievers back in the Premier League.
And the New York Red Bulls can quietly be grateful for having one less famous name on the market to deny having any interest in signing.