Apart from having the potential to be a headline writer’s dream, Goran Popov was the final player to check into West Bromwich Albion this summer.
And he hopes to stay for longer than his one-year loan deal.
The Macedonian international left-back wants to sign a permanent deal when this one expires.
Popov, who joined from Dynamo Kiev, claims Albion had been keeping an eye on him for a while.
“I know that West Bromwich wanted me two or three years ago when I was playing in Holland,” said the ex-Heerenveen man, who also had a spell with Crvena Zvezda from Belgrade.
“When I heard they wanted me a second time I said ‘this is a good chance for me to show what I can do’.
“I’m so happy to sign for West Bromwich.
“I also spoke with the head coach and the people here say the team is like a family.
“This is the most important thing for me because I like this.
“I hope after this one year I will sign for two or three more.
“Dynamo usually finishes first or second in Ukraine and as I have a three-year contract there I know – if I go back – I’ll be able to play Champions League football.
“But I will only have one chance to come to England and I want to use it because I always dreamed of it.”
So what can Albion expect from their new left-back.
Liam Ridgewell can, perhaps, expect a serious challenger to his left-back position.
Popov isn’t fazed by his maiden Premier League campaign.