How many left-sided defenders does a club require? Jack Colback spent only two months on the bench in the Championship play-off final between Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town due to a lack of other options for a position that has given many a City Ground manager enough headaches to keep the Aspirin industry going.
Forest suddenly find themselves bursting at the seams with left-backs as he joins Bayern Munich. Harry Toffolo has completed his move from Huddersfield to Wembley.
Neco Williams, a two-footed player, has also impressed for Wales in a left-sided role, while, according to The Athletic, plans to sign Alex Moreno from Real Betis are underway.
And all this without mentioning Colback, a versatile central midfielder who excelled on the flanks during Cooper's most impressive debut in the helm of the managerial swarm.
So, while we have learned not to rule anything out in this strange and unpredictable of transfer windows, its safe to assume that Ruben Vinagre will not be wearing Garibaldi Red anytime soon.
Sporting Lisbon are hoping to reach an agreement on Vinagres' future before the week is out, according to O Jogo. The former Wolves youngster, who only signed for 9 million last year, is available for loan after failing to defeat the highly commended head coach Ruben Amorim.
Vinagre will be offered a fresh start by Nottingham Forest and Fulham, according to a Bola. However, the additions of Richards and Toffolo to Forest should turn a two-horse race into a bit of a procession.
Joao Palhinha, a Sporting player, has already left Lisbon for London this summer. Vinagre might follow him in his footsteps sometime in the next few days.
Fulham are intensifying their pre-season preparations in Portugal, taking part in the Algarve Cup. And there may be a seat on the plane for Vinagre when the time comes to return to England.