You don’t become Le Sulk without being a pretty moody so-and-so. Even after signing a nice new contract to return to the Premier League, Nicolas Anelka was unable to lift the gloom.
The Frenchman agreed a deal to join West Brom on a one-year contract. The Baggies become his sixth Premier League club, joining Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bolton.
Fans of most clubs would hope their new signing would be a bit happier to be there.
Then again, maybe the bloke from the multimedia department had just explained to Anelka the soundtrack he was hoping to use over the top of the footage.
One person who is happy to see Anelka at the Hawthorns is West Brom boss Steve Clarke.
He said: “We are missing a bit of firepower from last year, and to kick off with the signing of Nicolas at the start of the summer is a great boost for everyone at the club.
“The more quality players you can bring to the club the better, and no-one can question Nicolas’ quality.”