Congratulations Txiki Begiristain! The Man City director of football has been under fire for some questionable decisions in the transfer market but with Edin Dzeko on the verge of a move to Roma for £14 million he deserves a round of applause.
Of course the move has upset City fans on social media due to their affinity with the Bosnian striker. Such a reaction is understandable given the service Eden Dzeko has given the Etihad faithful over the years.
Joining in 2011 for big bucks (£27 million) he took a while to fire up but eventually began to settle as he scored against Bolton Wanderers in the last day of the season to guarantee City third place Champions League football for the first time.
Overall he scored 71 goals in 185 games, not quite Aguero's 107 in 162 or Carlos Tevez's 73 in 148 but nonetheless a very good figure considering he has a super-sub most of the time.
But perhaps therein lies the problem: no matter how many goals he scored from the bench he could never find the consistency his two Argentinian contemporaries could muster.
No matter how much he hated the tag "super sub" managers Roberto Mancini and later Manuel Pellegrini grew comfortable using him in that role until he eventually ran out of steam and became the scapegoat for City's attacking woes last season.
Ivorian Wilfried Bony signed for £30 million from Swansea and was hailed as solution up-front. Faster, stronger, younger and more expensive than Dzeko, Bony was always going to be ahead in the pecking order.
However, it is the emergence of youngster Kelechi Iheanacho that has ousted the all-time goalscorer of the Bosnian national side. Rated as a prodigy his performances against, ironically Dzeko's next employees Roma, and others in pre-season have all but confirmed the Nigerian's talents.
With City set to switch to a 4-3-3 there is only space for one forward in the starting line-up which will be granted to Aguero more often than not. Bony will stand-in as the expensive, yet experienced deputy leaving the third spot for someone content to sit on the bench for the majority of the season. Iheanacho as a green youngster will see this as step-up from the academy, Dzeko as a seasoned pro will have seen that as a season wasted. Likewise, I am sure the City board will have seen that as wages down the drain.
The irony in this is two South Americans originally kept Dzeko from a starting position but it was two Africans who dealt the final coffin to his City association. That said, Roma are about to sign a very good player; he's not world class but he has the goals to help them in their domestic and European excursions.