Spurs fans would be forgiven for wondering what may have been with Mikkel Damsgaard following his latest performance for Denmark during the international break.
It was reported in mid-August that Tottenham were one of the teams leading the race for the 21-year-old.
Obviously however, the window would close with Damsgaard still at Sampdoria.
But he has done his best to show everyone why they may have missed a trick not making a move.
His performance in the 2-0 win over Scotland last week was lauded by a number of Spurs fans. The display included one delicious assist.
And he has stolen the show once again it seems.
Denmark have one foot at next year’s World Cup after beating Israel 5-0 on Tuesday. And Danish outlet BT have given Damsgaard’s performance a 6/6 rating.
They suggested that the youngster has taken on the Christian Eriksen role.
“The diamond Damsgaard has taken on Eriksen’s role as Denmark’s creator and offensive focal point with an almost Laudrup’s touch,” BT reported.
“It is not always that the 21-year-old upstart succeeds with his high-pitched game, but when he does – as up to the 1-0 and 3-0 goal – it is pure football magic.”