Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for Scott Twine in January and now his season is over, the Reds simply have to act.
MK Dons beat Wycombe 1-0 on Sunday but a 2-0 defeat in the first leg means that the promotion dream has died for Twine.
That will almost certainly spell the end of his time at Stadium MK with several Championship clubs likely to have him on their radar.
Since that link, the 22-year-old has been like a man possessed. He nearly fired MK Dons into the Championship via automatic promotion.
Twine played largely as an attacking midfielder; scoring 20 goals and registering 13 assists for Liam Manning’s team.
Now, Twine will have offers coming at him left, right and centre. At this stage, it’s not clear how much he is valued by his current club.
If Forest don’t win promotion, they could have a kitty to play with. Brennan Johnson and Joe Worrall could both leave if Premier League football isn’t secured.
Forest must follow up on Twine link and bring him to the City Ground
Given that he scored 20 times and claimed double figures for assists, some seriously big clubs will be keen.
Under Steve Cooper, however, Forest have been a different animal and players will look at the City Ground as an attractive destination.
Twine will almost certainly depart MK Dons after just a single season at the club and his ability to play in a number of positions makes him ideal.
Forest could lose Philip Zinckernagel as well as Johnson. With that in mind, attacking players will be desperately needed.
If Forest are still a Championship club they can’t let a potential promotion rival snare Twine and the club simply has to act.