Joe Cole looks set to end his career where it began as he closes in on a return to West Ham United.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp revealed on Wednesday night the 31-year-old had opted to join his old club rather than his old manager.
Cole, a product of the Hammers' famed Academy, was part of the imperious 1999 FA Youth Cup-winning side which decimated Coventry City 9-0 over the two-legged final. Michael Carrick was a teammate of Cole's.
He played in the Hammers' first-team for four-and-a-half-years, making 158 appearances, until their relegation from the Premier League in 2003. Cole joined Chelsea for a knockdown £6m and won three league titles, two FA Cups and two League Cups with his boyhood club.
A fruitful loan spell at Lille was sandwiched within his disastrous stint at Liverpool prior to his imminent return to the Boleyn Ground.
Hair-raising in 1998
An Old Trafford debutant, January 1999
The first of many topless celebrations at Boro, 2002-03
Impressing KK in 1999
Conducting the orchestra in the '99 FA Youth Cup final
Bare-chested at Birmingham
A first England goal vs Serbia & Montenegro in 2003
West end boy, 2003
Maturing under Mourinho, 2004-05
Minding Wayne Rooney's advances after scoring the winner against Wales in 2005
Savouring one of his greatest goals past Manchester United in Chelsea's 2006 title-clincher
World Cup goalscorer versus Sweden in 2006
Applause for West Ham fans at Upton Park having scored past them, March 2008
Champions League final loser in Moscow
Celebrating his final Chelsea goal in a crucial title showdown at United in April 2010
A second FA Cup for the collection, 2010
Mersey beat, 2010
Cole's Liverpool nightmare begins almost immediately as he is sent off on his league debut in August 2010
Another muted Upton Park celebration after equalising for Liverpool, December 2012