Last November Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool were all linked with a move for West Bromwich Albion youngster Rico Richards (Birmingham Mail).
A deal never came to fruition but the Baggies forward is busy showing the four clubs exactly what he is capable of during 2020/21.
Richards has scored once and registered two assists from his two appearances in the under-18 Premier League.
The 17-year-old has also played for the under-23s on three occasions this season in the No.10 role, highlighting his versatility.
He is yet to score after making the step up but he has played a part in the Baggies securing three successive wins.
Last season he netted four goals in seven appearances and drew interest from the Premier League quadruple.
With the Baggies without a win since their return to the top-flight, Richards might find a door swing open for him.
Although he is still young, Slaven Bilic might find himself in a situation with nothing to lose and a place on the bench could be up for grabs.
His head might be turned though if there is any concrete interest, although the Albion will probably want a tidy sum.
Richards signed a three-year professional deal in August with the Baggies clearly valuing him highly.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all have a proud history of their younger players making the grade at first-team level.
City have started doing the same more recently, with Phil Foden, in particular, rising to the first-team prominence.
Tottenham, Liverpool and City have all started the season well and the chance to join a big Premier League club would surely prove too much to turn down.
If his performances continue then interest could stay rife for a little while longer in the West Brom starlet.