Andi Weimann is perhaps the prime example that sometimes blood, sweat and tears sometimes isn’t enough.
Even the Austrian’s harshest critic couldn’t question his commitment to the cause at Derby County. Weimann is an industrious and unselfish player willing to fill in in almost any position with minimum fuss and maximum effort.
On the other side of the coin, however, he is also a hugely frustrating player whose productivity leaves a lot to be desired. The 26-year-old former Aston Villa and Wolves man scored five goals and produced six assists in 42 Championship games last season, although not one of those appearances came in a central striking position.
And with Weimann seemingly on his way to Bristol City, the reaction among Derby fans appears to be one of ‘good riddance’.
Derby need to sell players in order to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions and £2 million for Weimann looks to be good business on paper. That’s what some of the fans think anyway.
£2m for a poor mans Johnny Russell? I’d take that for Weimann any day. #DCFC— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) July 1, 2018
2.5 million buy out for Maddison at Peterborough. Bye bye Weimann— Kristian Haynes (@KristianHaynes) July 1, 2018
I’d walk over broken glass with him on my back, just to drop him off! #headlesschicken— clacko (@robclacko) July 1, 2018
I’d drive him there myself— Ram (@DCFC100) July 1, 2018
I've started the car and helped him pack... Gives 'effort' as they say but...— Tricky (@richtheram) July 1, 2018
I would have accept 1million need to shift out players and improve the quality of the squad— Gav (@Gav1981) July 1, 2018
Scary that we’ve still made a loss on him at £2m— Shane Brown (@Sbrowny16) July 1, 2018
Andreas Weimann averaged 1 goal every 614 minutes of football this season. Season after season he’s far too blunt. Hard worker with little ability to back it up doesn’t win games.— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) July 2, 2018
More than happy to take £2m for him. #DCFC #BristolCity #BCFC