Who says dreams can’t come true?

A decade ago, Luton Town were playing non-league football. Next season, little Luton Town will play in the Premier League.

If you’d placed a bet on that ascension when Luton finished seventh in the Conference Premier 10 years ago, you might be able to buy your own club right now.

Luton survived a penalty kick shootout against Coventry City at Wembley on Saturday in the Championship promotion playoff final, dubbed the most expensive game in the world for the nearly £200 million revenue that comes with being a Premier League club.

Luton opened the scoring thanks to Jordan Clark who smashed home from close range after some great work by Elijah Adebayo. Coventry started the second half with purpose and just after the hour mark were rewarded with an equalizer from Gustavo Hamer that sent the Coventry fans wild.

Neither team could find a winner in extra time — although Luton thought they had won but Joe Taylor’s goal was ruled out by VAR after it hit his hand on his way through on net — and a high-quality penalty shootout ensued and ended with Coventry’s Fankaty Dabo skying his shot over the goal.

And as you can imagine, securing a once unthinkable achievement was an absolutely euphoric moment inside England’s cathedral of football.

It was quite the ending to a match that started with such a scare for Luton. Captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch in the eighth minute and was taken away on a stretcher. Thankfully, Lockyer was conscious and watched the end of the match from his hospital bed, with family and friends by his side.

Concern for Lockyer may have dampened celebrations a bit at Wembley, but his team were informed he was awake and in good condition before the match concluded.

Clark told Sky Sports after the victory, “the gaffer said we had to do it for [Lockyer].”

While some clubs lack the self-awareness that is so often simplified as “having one’s feet on the ground,” Luton are very much aware of how remarkable their new reality is.

Even smaller than Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium, Kenilworth Road holds just 10,356 spectators. Most Premier League clubs would travel with away support that large if they were allowed.

No Premier League ground, and few stadiums around the world, have an entrance as unique as the Oak Road End. Fans pass through turnstiles in between houses and their backyards.

Imagine being one of those homeowners on a matchday. Imagine living there and not liking football. There’s got to be someone.

Clark said Kenilworth Road was “an unbelievable place,” and that he “can’t wait to play there next season with this group of lads. It’s such a tight-knit group and a pleasure to be here.”

Wrexham AFC owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will surely have watched Luton’s triumph and be further motivated to continue the project they’ve started in north Wales. Turning a once-ignored and forgotten club into the internet’s favourite team is one thing. Taking a non-league side all the way to the Prem really is another thing, and Luton have given Ryan and Rob the roadmap.

If there was a Luton Town documentary, the cameras would be all over Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu and his remarkable football story. The 29-year-old midfielder is the first player to rise from non-league football to the Premier League with one club.

Capped twice internationally for DR Congo, he made his professional debut for Sam Allardyce’s West Ham back in 2013. He’s since made 322 appearances for Luton.

“You probably think I’ve seen it all. I joined on loan then joined permanently and we’ve been on the rise ever since,” Mpanzu said. “I don’t know if someone is going to do it again – some people will say Wrexham will do it, I’ll see in 10 years when I’ve got my feet up and chilling!”

Regardless of how next season plays out for Luton Town, it will be a season of magic, drama, and dreams, and one that those fans will never forget.

And just putting it out there, because I genuinely think it would be great for both club and player: Junior Hoilett to Luton Town?

Watch this space.