Birmingham City striker Mikael Forssell is confident he would have retained his place in the side if Mido had arrived.
Mido was on the verge of joining Steve Bruce's side but the move collapsed and the Egyptian signed for Middlesbrough.
The Finland international regards the £6million man as a quality player and believes he could have formed a formidable partnership with the powerful striker.
"I think Mido is a great player in every way and you can see that. There is no doubt he is a quality striker," Forssell said.
"I don't think him coming here to Birmingham would have meant the end for me because we are different types of players and bring different qualities to the table.
"All I know is, that whoever comes in, competition is always good because it keeps you on your toes. I think I could have played alongside him.
"I want to prove the manager right every time he picks me. I've got my chance and so far I've taken it. My main aim is to make sure I'm in the manager's mind when he picks the team every Saturday."
The Blues head to Teesside on Saturday and Forssell has warned his team-mates of Mido's ability to punish sides.
"I'm sure we could have done well together for Birmingham. But we will now be up against him and we will just have to be careful of what he can do."