Leeds made an unsuccessful approach to sign Winnall in January.
The game was dominated by the brilliant performance of Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.
The former Scunthorpe United striker scored twice in the game and generally dominated the game throughout with a superb striker display.
Of course Leeds United fans would have been very interested to see just how well The Tykes striker operated.
In January Leeds made a bid of £300,000 to bring Winnall from their Yorkshire rivals. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that this bid was rejected, with Barnsley wanting over £1 million for his signature.
“There’s been some insulting comments come out of South Yorkshire about our bid.
“We thought it was in confidence. Nothing to do with the player, he’s a decent player, but I’m not going to talk about him any more. We’ll not be going back for him.”
Yesterday’s two goals took Winnall to a fantastic tally of 24 goals in 54 games this season. Considering the fact Leeds have been short of goals, with Chris Wood battling fitness woes throughout the season, Winnall would have made a brilliant acquisition in the winter.
Here is how Leeds United fans reacted to his performance v Walsall on Twitter…
Sam Winnall is running rings around Walsall in this game! Just imagine if he joined #lufc in January. What a signing he'd have been!— Oliver Williams (@oliver221993) May 14, 2016
Basing on this performance, we should have signed Sam Winnall in January #lufc— Slim Steve Evans (@NickR_33) May 14, 2016
very good finish Sam Winnall, wish we would have signed him! #lufc— Matthew Fox (@MatthewFox23) May 14, 2016
Barnsley reject bid from Leeds United for top scorer Sam Winnall https://t.co/zA7kXDCZ7d— ian (@igrattan) May 14, 2016
That sam winnal is a reyt player . Shame we offerd 3 quid for him #lufc— Joe (@Joeleeds90) May 14, 2016