Some Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment after reported target Romaine Sawyers left Brentford to join West Bromwich Albion.
The Whites have been linked with the talented midfielder for much of the summer, as the Elland Road outfit look to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s squad ahead of the new season.
While Leeds have some excellent players in the heart of their midfield, speculation over Kalvin Phillips’ future at the Yorkshire club has led many supporters to urge the side’s hierarchy to potentially find an able replacement.
Sawyers has proven over time that he is a canny and gifted operator at Championship level, with West Brom confirming a deal to bring him to the Hawthorns late this week.
While Leeds have relatively modest transfer means this summer, the fact that the midfielder has moved to the Baggies for an affordable £3 million will also stick in the throats of some of the Elland Road faithful.
After the West Brom deal was announced, some Whites supporters took to social media to express their disappointment over the deal – with frustration that it was not Leeds that had landed Sawyers.
Here are the best tweets.
WBA signed Sawyers and Ajayi for less than what we paid for Forshaw. Let that sink in🤣
— Dirty and Proud (@GazMorris5) July 27, 2019
Just realised West Brom got sawyers and ajayi for about 5 million and we signed bamford for 7 #lufc
— Charlie (@nharliecorth) July 27, 2019
I can't believe that fans are crying over Sawyers going to WBA. Are we that far off? #lufc
— Nathan (@hank_lufc) July 27, 2019
Who asked to spend big? They got Ajayi and Sawyers for £4.5m combined. That would have completed our squad.
We just either spend poorly or not at all.
— TinyLittleRexArms (@rex_arms) July 27, 2019
How have WBA managed to pick up Sawyers and Ajayi for a combined price of 5M??? Where are smart our signings like that? #lufc
— Matt Reynolds (@GoTkunt) July 26, 2019
We can't spend a lot this season but we can certainly afford players like Ajayi and Sawyers
— ZL (@lufcZxch) July 25, 2019
We've missed a trick not signing Sawyers, he would definitely have done a job and given us options and definitely wouldn't broken the bank for £3m #Lufc
— Rolo (@Rollo_92) July 26, 2019
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) July 27, 2019
— Connor Mahoney!! BielsaBall and Beer 🍺🍺 (@ConnorMOT92) July 24, 2019
Sickens me to see WBA signed Sawyers for 3mill. From last seasons stats, he would have been perfect for Leeds. Here’s hoping there’s a reason why we didn’t go for him and a signing is imminent.
— Peter Guckian (@GuckianPeter) July 27, 2019