This summer saw Fabian Delph ponder over a new career move, before finally deciding he would leave Aston Villa to join Manchester City in a hunt for silverware, Champions League football and, of course, a big pay day.
The England international cost City a fee reported by the BBC to be worth £8 million, which was also his apparent buy-out clause.
The 25-year-old, who had the best season of his career last term, will now be hoping for big things at City.
Big things were of course first predicted for him after emerging as a talent at Leeds United. But despite coming through the Leeds ranks, after a move from Bradford City, he is not set to earn his old club any money.
Leeds chief Adam Pearson confirmed yesterday that Leeds would receive no windfall from the move.
Speaking to Sky Sports, and quoted by the Birmingham Mail, Pearson stated:
"There's nothing [to] come through on Fabian.
“That buy-out cut us out of that."
Leeds have recently earn money from the move of Max Gradel to Bournemouth, but it would seem the fact he left in a buy-out deal has counted against them.
Delph joined Leeds’ academy from Yorkshire rivals Bradford in 2001 and spent eight years with the club before joining Villa in 20009, returning for a brief loan spell at Elland Road in 2012.