Ryan Sessegnon will now be given his chance to make the left back spot his own in the Fulham side after Scott Malone's departure to Huddersfield.
The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on a three year contract, with the Terriers having the option to extend the deal by a further season in 2020.
It was often forgotten in the midst of the Sessegnon-mania that, understandably, gripped Craven Cottage at times last season that Malone was doing a wonderful job at left back himself.
For me, it was the experienced defender that had the better season and was a consistent presence in Slavisa Jokanovic's side.
When it came to the crunch, it was Malone that started in both games against Reading in the play-off semi finals.
Sessegnon was, no doubt, convinced to stay by the promise of regular first-team football which would have impacted on Malone's game-time.
The lure of playing top flight football will, no doubt, have appealed to the full back as it would for any player.
From reading fans' comments on Twitter the feeling was that if it took Malone going for Sessegnon and Tom Cairney to stay they would be comfortable with that.
There certainly is a value in that statement as I would expect the 17-year-old to reach the very top some day and, were Cairney to leave, the Whites would struggle to replace him.
Malone's departure, though, does mean that Fulham need to bring in a new full back. They would be best served by bringing in an experienced pro that can help guide the hot prospect.
Sessegnon has had a fine start to his career so far but, as his stock rises, so do the pitfalls. He comes across as a grounded individual but, especially in this social media age, the traps are all too easy to fall into.