The news that Everton appear close to finalising a move for QPR winger Josh Bowler has been met with a distinctively mixed reaction from the Hoops faithful.
Despite only making one first team appearance to date, many seem disgruntled about the club appearing to be in the process of moving on one of their hottest prospects.
However if the move materialises, it shouldn't be all doom and gloom in West London.
Bowler is without a doubt a top talent, and if given the right coaching, environment and opportunity to impress, he has every opportunity to become a top-drawer player.
But for a club such as QPR, who aren't exactly flush with cash, now many be the right time to cash in.
We don't know the figures that are being discussed for Bowler's transfer fee, but I could take a guess that it'll amount to somewhere in the region of £4-5m.
For a Championship side such as QPR to receive that sum for a player who not only isn't deemed to be a first team regular, but is far from the finished article, seems to be a good deal.
The youngster has every opportunity to become a star, but given the club's current situation, that transfer could be used to bring in two decent Championship signings, players who will be expected to play first team football week-in week-out.
If Bowler does stay at the club, it'll be a huge boost as the club can help him fulfill his undoubted potential, however if the move to Goodison Park does materialise, it could be a move with clearly defined silver linings.