Kyle Walker-Peters completed his permanent transfer to Southampton two weeks ago - and just one day before the announcement that the Saints had also signed Mohammed Salisu.
Walker-Peters spent the better part of seven months contracted to the Saints before tying up his move from Tottenham, though that was of course never the plan.
It was not predominantly smooth sailing for the Spurs defender in his first couple of months on the south coast.
Signing at the end of January, he had just six weeks with the team before the coronavirus pandemic ensured an enforced break period in the Premier League season. He had made just one league appearance in that time, and was substituted after 73 minutes.
The lockdown period offered Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl the opportunity to press pause and reassess things in the squad.
Walker-Peters eventually broke into the first team and did not look back. He sealed his place in the squad after coming on at half-time in the defeat against Arsenal and went on to play a big role across the rest of the season.
It's something that Saints fans should remember when it comes to Salisu.
The centre-back has joined from Real Valladolid after Ralph Hasenhuttl and his recruitment team were convinced enough to break the defender's £11million La Liga buyout clause.
But despite that deal taking place over two weeks ago, we are yet to see Salisu in action for the Saints in training, or even in promotional photos for the club.
Given that Spain is on the current UK government list of countries requiring a full 14-day quarantine when arriving from, that is perfectly natural.
However, with just two weeks remaining to the start of the Premier League season, it will likely take the defender time to get up to speed with Southampton's game.
Hasenhuttl even admitted in the announcement to sign Walker-Peters that it had not gone smoothly to begin with.
"It was not easy for Kyle when he arrived here," he stated. "He needed some time to adapt to our style of play, and then we had this period where we could not be together as a team."
And given that Salisu is just 21 years old and has made just 31 appearances in La Liga, it is only natural that it will take some time for him to adapt to both Hasenhuttl's style and the Premier League.
With no evidence of him yet training with the squad, and given Jan Bednarek and Jack Stephens' impressive partnership towards the end of last season, it seems unlikely that we'll be seeing Salisu starting for the Saints at the beginning of the season at the very least.
Walker-Peters has proved that with the right amount of talent and hard work, Salisu will be able to make a mark on the first team as long as he is afforded the patience to adapt.