You’d almost be tempted to classify this as ‘one that got away’.
However, given the way that Leeds United fans are talking about it, it seems as if they’re not really bothered.
The transfer window is now in full swing with players finally putting their signature on the dotted line and signing for clubs, be they on loan or on permanent deals. One such player is Rhian Brewster who has signed for Swansea City on loan for the rest of the season, despite reported interest from Marcelo Bielsa and former Leeds player Noel Whelan insisting that Elland Road would be the best option for him, alas it just wasn’t to be.
When the news came through that the deal was done, Leeds fans were left with one of two reactions. Either one of apathy towards what they felt wouldn’t have been a good signing, or of anger at those in charge of transfers at the club for not making the signing anyway, with fear that they might not be signing anyone this window at all.
Wish folk could get real and understand that whoever we get, will be here as back up and therefore won’t be guaranteed game time. Hence Nketiah going back and players such as Brewster aren’t available to us. Swansea can guarantee him game time, we can’t…..
— steve archer (@sarcher59425351) January 7, 2020
I’d honestly welcome Matt Smith back.
So many of our crosses just end up nowhere, and imo they are mostly decent crosses.
He’d score a hat full over the season in that last 15 minutes cameo role, just doing what Charlie Austin does at WBA.
— Peter LUFC (@Peter_LUFC) January 8, 2020
Not fussed , he’s a similar sort of player to Nketiah and not as good plus Liverpool wanted assurances of play time which we obviously couldn’t give him, Che Adams a much better fit if we can get him #lufc
— Lee Scott 💙💛 (@LeeScott321) January 7, 2020
While we twiddle our thumbs again
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) January 7, 2020
Eddie MkII. Ok but a bit meh and untested. Need a proven league operator, doesn't need to be a worldy or a 55k a week Dwight Gayle; conversely we need to stay away from an EPL player that's played less than 10 competitive games. Now is not the time to 'see' if they'll work.
— Leodis74 #european (@leodis74) January 8, 2020
We need to get our ‘pitch’ for players sorted!
Everyone saying that no one wants to come here as a back up …. fair enough, but how can other teams ‘guarantee’ playing time for new recruits? Implication is that their existing players won’t be playing ….. which is crazy!
— Paul Spink (@PaulSpink1) January 7, 2020
We'll sign no one of note yet more smoke and mirrors .. at least @Ryan_edmondson9 might get a crack at the 1st team 💪
— Julian (@Julian60347607) January 7, 2020
Can our fans plz relax on this 1. Liverpool didnt want him warming our bench just like Eddie and would you blame them. That is gonna be our biggest problem
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) January 7, 2020
Are you disappointed we missed out on Brewster?
I feel like I’ll say this with the majority of Leeds rumours this window, but let’s just hope that it doesn’t come back to bite us later in the season.