New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he is an admirer of former charge Grant Holt and has already drawn up a list of possible transfer targets.
Lambert was officially unveiled at Villa Park on Wednesday, having agreed to inherit the managerial reins from Alex McLeish.
Villa made their move for the Scot after being impressed by the job he oversaw at Norwich - a side he guided from League One to the Premier League.
Among those to have helped him along that path is experienced frontman Holt.
He was snapped up from Shrewsbury in 2009 and played a leading role as the Canaries secured back-to-back promotions.
Holt then netted 15 top flight goals in 2011/12 and was considered by many to be a contender for a place in England's Euro 2012 squad.
He has expressed a desire to leave Carrow Road, going as far as handing in a transfer request, and is now being tipped to link up with Lambert at Villa.
Lambert is refusing to speculate on whether a deal can be done, but he is a big fan of the 31-year-old goal-getter.
"He's been brilliant for me, he really was terrific," he told Sky Sports News HD.
"His goalscoring record speaks for itself - he was brilliant, really brilliant.
"We will have to wait and see what happens. I'm only just in the door at the minute and I'll see what happens in the next few weeks and months."
While reluctant to comment on Holt's situation, Lambert admits he will be looking to bring in fresh faces once the summer transfer window opens.
"I have had a good chat with Paul (Faulkner, chief executive) and the chairman (Randy Lerner) at length," he added.
"They have been great and are enthusiastic for the football club to do well. There are guys there that I spoke about and hopefully we can get them in."