Back in mid-November, Wolverhampton Wanderers were linked with two youngsters on Hartlepool United’s books.
According to the print edition of The Sunday People via HITC Sport, Hartlepool defender Luca Murphy and on-loan striker Marcus Dinanga were on Wolves’ radar.
Dinanga was on loan from League One side Burton Albion, having proven his prolific goal scoring form in non-league before.
During two loan spells – with Matlock Town and AFC Telford United – Dinanga netted 59 goals across two seasons.
There were high hopes for the 21-year-old at Hartlepool and Wolves were sniffing around to see if he fulfilled his potential.
But the young striker failed to score a single goal during his time with the Pools, despite playing 17 times for the club.
Dinanga had penned a season-long loan deal but this was cut short and Burton decided to let him leave permanently during the January transfer window.
But rather than earn his big move to the Premier League with Wolves, Dinanga instead found himself dropping to the sixth tier, where he rejoined AFC Telford.
And his struggles have continued at Telford, where he has netted just twice since his switch at the beginning of January.
Dinanga’s last goal came in early February and he has been relegated to a bench role at Telford in recent weeks.
From being linked with Premier League high-flyers Wolves to warming the bench for a National League North side, Dinanga has suffered a significant fall from grace in just four months.