HITC Sport looks back on three of Leeds' worst ever signings.
Frequently mentioned when it comes to worst ever Premier League signings - not just at Leeds United - Thomas Brolin is a prime candidate for a list of the Yorkshire side's most terrible business.
Brolin cost Leeds a hefty fee but his Elland Road career ended only in disappointment. His time at Leeds is best summed up by the following quote:
“Hard to imagine that Leeds United, normally a model of fiscal probity, paid £4.5 million for the Swedish meatball in 1995. A good footballer treats his body like a temple. Brolin’s was a bouncy castle.”
Another poor United signing - and another man to cost the club £4.5m! Injuries did for Lee Sharpe at Leeds and his limited game time at the club add to his reputation as one of the most wasted talents in English football.
In the end, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was the biggest beneficiary, having made a killing for a product that clearly wasn't worth the value paid for it.
Journalists have since speculated that things could have been so different for Johnson but his signing ultimately became synonymous with Leeds' wasteful Premier League spending.