This Is Called "The Setup"
Read the first line of the second paragraph in this bit on Charlie Davies (pronounced: Char-Lee MUR-PHAY) from Boston.com. This is EXACTLY how the Thierry Henry-to-New York deal got started. And as much as I hate to say it, his European career looks like it might end sooner than later.
CD9 to NER in 2011, I'm calling it (based on nothing) right now.