Back in the summer there was a lot of pointless speculation linking Ben Foster with Queens Park Rangers.
Pointless because there was absolutely no chance of the West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper moving to any other club when it became clear Birmingham City would be cashing in.
Foster is a rare breed of a man. He is motivated by family and peace of mind.
Money, while no doubt providing him with a comfortable way of life, is not about to change his ways.
As it happens, the speculation regarding QPR was more than that – there was a genuine offer made.
There was no chance of that deal ever materialising due to Foster’s determination to stay close to his home.
The 29-year-old only ever had one destination in mind.
“This will hopefully be my last move,” said Foster.
“I have no interest in moving south or up north.
“I’m from this area, the kids are going to be settling into their schools soon so we need to get them registered.
“My wife loves the area too, which is obviously vital.
“I knew I wanted to be a West Brom player and I knew that Birmingham were in a position where they had to sell me.
“And I didn’t really want to move anywhere else.
“All of those things are important to me more than anything else.”