Shefki Kuqi must feel like he's won the lottery
He arrives at Newcastle United with expectations as low as they can be for a new face - but for Sheki Kuqi he has been handed a dream chance to enjoy a wonderful swansong to his career at undoubtedly the biggest club he's ever been at.
For the 34-year-old, it must feel like he's won the lottery and when he pulls on the number 42 shirt as a Newcastle player for the first time he knows he can end his journeyman career on a high.
Most of the game's free transfer signings have nothing to lose, there's no big transfer fee around the neck and for Kuqi, even he helps earn Newcastle one point in the last 14 games, he will have played some part - and for what cost?
Kuqi's arrives very much through the back door at Newcastle, there's no big arrival or welcome party and big unveiling at a Press conference.
Certainly his arrival reminds me of Antoine Sibierski and look what happened there?
It's easy to knock the deal.
But Newcastle are desperate for cover, especially with Shola Ameobi out injured and just three senior strikers available in Nile Ranger, Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands.
Kuqi started his career in England with Stockport County, before a move to Sheffield Wednesday then a spell at Ipswich followed by a season at Blackburn.
He joined Crystal Palace before heading to German side TuS Koblenz.
Last year he joined Swansea and spent three months on loan at Derby earlier in the season.
Kuqi's contract was then torn up at Swansea and so he arrives at Newcastle.
He's far from a replacement for Andy Carroll and we'll have to wait to see who our next number 9 will be.
But with a bellyflop celebration in his locker and the ability to find the net throughout his career, the next 14 games for Kuqi give him the chance - if he wants to take it - to go out in a blaze of glory.
Scoring goals in front of 50,000 plus crowds after being saved from the soccer scrapheap?
Only in Newcastle eh?