Sometimes in life, the answer to a vexing question is staring you right in the face.
When Arsene Wenger paid £10.5 million for a Frenchman who had failed to live up to his abilities as a winger at Juventus, he saw what others didn’t.
Once he was converted to a striker, the legend began to write itself.
As we enter the last hours of the January transfer window, many Town fans will be praying for a creative midfielder with vision and goals in his boots to come through the door at Portman Road.
They would argue he is the missing ingredient to turn a season of consolidation into something special.
While I agree, I would also suggest that player doesn’t need to arrive; he is already here.
I’ve never seen a Town striker drop as deep as David McGoldrick.
But when he does, he comes to life and provides the magic of a Magilton or the refinery a Reuser.
He sees things others don’t; so why not utilise that to plug a big gap?
In Paul Taylor, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Frank Nouble, we have options to stretch the defence off Daryl Murphy’s flick-ons.
Despite an electrifying season so far, McGoldrick has more to offer than that.
Having had two straight defeats and no wins in four, I’m very happy to reflect on four points this week.
Reading scored 12 goals in between playing us.
To keep them out and win 2-0 on Saturday was an excellent result, and makes up for not making our advantage count for another three points at Leeds.
But to turn it into a cherished point, we need to take advantage of a visiting Bolton side who have only won once in seven games.
The key man to unlocking their defence? A midfield dynamo in disguise.
* Blues stat: When scoring first, Ipswich Town have the worst record in the Championship.