In cancelling his contract after less than three weeks and without kicking a ball for the club, Anthony Stokes moves to Livingston has become one of the most short-lived transfers in Scottish football history.
How many of these players can you remember making a similarly sharp exit from their clubs?
1. Du Wei - Celtic
Arrived on loan from Shanghai Shenhua and made his debut in a Scottish Cup tie against Clyde on 9 January 2006 only to be hooked after 45 minutes and never seen again as Gordon Strachan's side succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat. Photo: SNS Group Jeff Holmes
2. Joey Barton - Rangers
A high-profile signing for Mark Warburton in the summer of 2016, the controversial former Man City midfielder lasted just eight games before having his contract terminated following a training ground bust-up. Photo: SNS Group Craig Foy
3. Willo Flood - Dunfermline
The Irishman was paraded at East End Park on 18 June, 2018 only to quit the club nine days later in order to take up a lucrative offer from Bali United. However, that move collapsed and Flood subsequently announced his retirement Photo: Pars TV
4. Walter Rojas - Dundee United
The Argentinian winger is a cult figure at Tannadice despite making no appearances. Signed by Jim McLean (pictured) for a reported £200,000 in 1991 to much hype only to depart three months later having been deemed not good enough Photo: SNS Group