Evening Telegraph columnist Lee Wilkie claimed Dundee boss Paul Hartley is a bit of a genius in the transfer market.
The former Dark Blues and Dundee United defender believes Paul not only has the ability to spot talent but he has the skill of picking up players who others might overlook, then has the knack of turning them into top-flight stars.
With the close of summer window slammed shut and that glowing praise in mind, we take a look at the business the manager has done so far this summer.
Here we evaluate what the seven confirmed signings have brought to the table at Dens Park, and also what they could potential add in the future.
The Frenchman quite clearly has the pedigree to succeed at this level.
Having plied his trade in the top flight in his homeland with Nice, alongside PSG man Hatem Ben Arfa last season, Gomis has all the tools to be a tremendous asset for Dundee.
The manager has a bit of a hit-and-miss record when it comes to adding players from the continent but already this one could well turn out to be a masterstroke.
The big thing, having played not too many games in the last 12 months, is keeping Gomis fit.
He has definitely plugged a problem area for the Dark Blues.
A bit of an unpredictable opening to life at Dens.
At times has looked a touch off the pace and has been guilty of losing possession a little too often.
But it’s clear to see, despite his slow start, there is definitely a player in there.
Signed to play the role of Gary Harkins, Vincent lacks that spark the Ayr United man gave in midfield.
Cannot fault his effort, though. And goals will surely come if he’s allowed to break forward, which is one of the big strengths of his game.
The former Kilmarnock man has been the stand-out signing of the summer by Paul.
The energy and timing of his runs from deep have caused opposition sides all kind of problems so far.
His height brings balance to the side, also.
In short, he’s been a revelation. And you get the feeling he’s got a whole lot of improving to do this season, which can only bode well for Dundee.
The recent Northern Ireland international call has been impressive in recent weeks for the Dark Blues.
At Motherwell he was one of the brighter sparks, showing a willingness to get forward and create.
It’s fair to say, though, that his start to life at Dundee has been a touch indifferent. He has ranged from looking like a class act to struggling to make an impact, even in the space of one game.
Is still young, though. Clearly improving with every game at this level.
The hard-working wideman has definitely added legs in the final third for Dundee.
Primarily operating off the right, he never stops. We should expect more of the same moving forward. One thing the former Inverness man said he will add to his game at Dens Park is goals. We are yet to see any of that so far.
But, if he can start hitting the back of the net, it would go some way to covering the loss of Greg Stewart’s 15-ish a season.
Faissal El Bakhtaoui
Despite his remarkable record in the third tier, this signing was a big risk for Paul.
Slight and inexperienced, El Bakhtaoui is by no means guaranteed to score goals in the Championship, never mind the Premiership.
But having just lost Greg Stewart and Kane Hemmings, it felt like a risk worth taking.
Remains to be seen whether the supremely-talented and highly-skilled forward can cut it in the top flight.
Still very raw but it’s early days at Dundee.
We just haven’t seen anywhere near enough of the Dutchman to see what he can offer.
Does look a handful, especially in the air, though.