Philippe Coutinho's move from Liverpool to Barcelona has elicited messages of both farewell and congratulations from players across both clubs, and one of the Reds' newest additions Mohamed Salah did not let their short time together stop him from penning a tribute to the Brazilian.
The Egyptian has been sensational since his move from Roma in the summer, providing speed, creativity and goals on the Reds' right flank.
When Real won the trophies last campaign, manager, Zinedine Zidane was heralded as a managerial messiah, with his man management, tactical prowess, calmness and rotation policy.
Dani has got an enormous release clause of 500 million euros in his contract (£443million) but since Real see him as a bench warmer, Independent understand that they could sell the player for the same price they signed him for i.e. 18 million euros.
Salah told the club website: 'I'm very happy to win this award again.
Salah scoring against Everton (top), to celebrating a goal for Liverpool (bottom).
Real Betis president Haro open to re-signing Real Madrid midfielder Ceballos
There has been talk of Harry Kane, David de Gea and Eden Hazard being the subject of interest of the European champions.
With the Coutinho madness now over, I think it's time to get back to the actual football with Manchester City visiting Anfield on the weekend.
Ceballos is keen on a return to Betis after a difficult first six months in Madrid.
Struggling to gain any real form in La Liga, it seems Madrid are lacking real fire power in front of goal this season.
The way things were barely five months ago, it is shocking to see how the tables have quickly turned.