Thibaut Courtois has been reminded of a time when he hurled taunts at Real Madrid fans, by their local rivals, Atletico Madrid.
Looking at the transfers as two completely separate components, it can be argued that Chelsea have done a fairly decent job given the tools they have had to work with.
Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. This would be the second time it has been broken during this window after Liverpool won the race to sign Allison from Roma. Chelsea has made a great bet in taking me.
The 23-year-old, who is Spain's No. 2, made 54 appearances for Basque club, keeping 15 clean sheets in total.
Chelsea had to move quickly to find a goalkeeper after it became clear Courtois was determined to force through a £35m move to Real Madrid.
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As often happens, though, that only succeeded in raising his value rather than securing his long-term future, and Kepa is now the world's most expensive goalkeeper.
Going the other way on Thursday to Chelsea from the Primera Liga club was midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who has moved on a season-long loan. I just hope I can adjust and adapt as soon as possible but we're all different.
Courtois is fully aware of his abilities after a World Cup which he chosen as the best goalkeeper of the tournament, helping his national team to achieve third place in the tournament; their best finish ever.
Bilbao are notorious non-negotiators, only selling their players for the fees of their release clauses or for the demanded club fee.
Real are conscious of the need for more firepower up front, but their most pressing concern is in midfield with Luka Modric desperate to leave the club. "I want to thank them for their support".