If at first you don't succeed - then hang around nine years and you get a second chance is how Gohi Bi Cyriac might be viewing things right now.
Fulham have secured the Ivory Coast striker on loan for the rest of the season.
He arrives from Belgian Pro League outfit KV Oostende, and the Whites have an option to buy at the end of the deal.
The 26-year-old has scored once in six appearances for his country, and netted 14 times in 33 appearances in his debut campaign for the coastal club.
However, as an 18-year-old he came to Charlton Athletic courtesy of an arrangement with his Ivorian club and the Addicks, but was unable to obtain a work permit.
Fast forward a stint with Belgian champions Standard Liège , another at the mighty RSC Anderlecht and a third move to Oostende, and the player simply known as Cyriac is at Craven Cottage.
He told Fulham’s official website: “I am very happy to be at Fulham.
“From a young age I have wanted to play in the Premier League, and I believe I can do that with this club.
“I am a striker, I am quick, and my number one target is to score goals. I hope to do that for Fulham so that we can have a good rest of the season.”