His old mate Michael Owen might have just been plucked from out of the footballing wilderness by the good old Samaritan-type figures down at Stoke City, but Emile Heskey (pictured if you can't remember who he is) hasn't been quite so lucky, so he remains sat at home, waiting for the phone to ring.... waiting... waiting....waiting...
Perhaps he could read this article while he sits and waits.....?
Since being released by Aston Villa at the end of last season, Heskey has been without a club and the latest team to reject the idea of signing the big striker have been Espanyol, meaning there will be no Spanish sunshine on the agenda for Mr Ivanhoe.
Sky Sports have reported that the Spanish club have been linked with the former England man, but Periquitos' Sporting Director Ramon Planes has categorically denied that his club will be making a move, saying that the squad is currently closed with no vacancies.
So where does Heskey have left to turn? Liverpool? Well don't blurt your tea out just yet as the move may hold some sense as Brendan Rodgers may get a little desperate with his stick thin, goal-averting strike force currently struggling to find the net.
The Mirror also link Norwich with a move for the 34 year old, who is eligible to sign after the deadline has shut of course, because he is a poor old worn down attacker that nobody seems to want. It's enough to bring a tear to the eye.
Wait there though, hold the sympathy, for Heskey's current unemployment may be, partly, down to his own doing, after he rejected a lucrative deal at Blackpool.
So, it could have been oh so different, according to the Mirror, Heskey could be at Blackpool on a £90,000 a week deal, instead he sits waiting for the phone to ring.. waiting... waiting...