Shaun Derry admits he is surprised to find Adel Taarabt still on the books of Queens Park Rangers.
The Morocco international helped inspire QPR to promotion last season, with his enigmatic talents taking Neil Warnock's men to the Championship title.
Unsurprisingly, an impressive collection of stand-out displays have seen him draw admiring glances from afar, with a number of clubs reported to be chasing his signature.
Paris St Germain have led that hunt, with the Ligue 1 giants having already tabled a big-money bid.
Taarabt, though, remains at Loftus Road for now and could yet be persuaded to stay on for the 2011/12 campaign.
Veteran midfielder Derry admits that would be a welcome boost to all concerned, with few expecting the highly-rated 22-year-old to see out the summer at QPR.
He told talkSPORT: "I was surprised he came back. I thought he'd be gone in the summer.
"Last year he was incredible for us, he was absolutely fantastic at times and at other times he was terrible and that sums him up in a few words.
"On his day he can be by far the best player on the pitch and on his day he can be a liability.
"I'm sure the fans would love him to play a part this year and us players as well. If he can get his head right, it'd be a great bonus for us."