Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal [left] with owner Dejphon Chansiri
Sheffield Wednesday are one of several Championship sides looking to bolster their defensive line this summer.
Former Hull City defender Curtis Davies
The Rams' capture of the 32-year-old has drawn plaudits from fans across the country, although few have perhaps been more vocal than those of a Wednesday persuasion.
But not only are the Owls faithful disappointed not to have been in contention for Davies, they also feel they could end up with the worst end of the bargain, with one Derby defender in particular looking likely to leave Pride Park.
Here's how they reacted to Wednesday's news...
Really good signing by derby getting Curtis Davies from hull. Good cb I would have been happy with in s6— Lee J (@kopowl) 7 June 2017
Why has Curtis Davies gone to Derby for 500k? What a steal! Would of loved him at us #swfc— O.Simpson (@OJSimpson96) 7 June 2017
Curtis Davies is an incredible signing for Derby, have to say I'm jealous #swfc— Matt Ferris (@MattRFez) 7 June 2017
Curtis Davies is a reyt signing for Derby, exactly the type of defender we needed. Should have been in for him. #swfc— Alex Strodder (@AlexStrodder) 7 June 2017
curtis davies is a rate buy for Derby, I'd take him in a heartbeat #swfc— Josh Scott (@scotty_94) 7 June 2017
I hope we're not going to be too late to the party again, missing out on good players... Curtis Davies would have been ideal for us #swfc— Wilson! (@Ashley_Wilson96) 7 June 2017
Would of taken Curtis Davies at #swfc in heartbeat - hoping we have something even better lined up.....— Callum Drabble (@Drabbleswfc) 7 June 2017
Curtis Davies for 500k. Missed a reyt chance there for a position were desperate for, sort it out #swfc— Brent otter (@Brentotter) 7 June 2017
Derby get Davies for 500k, we'll spunk 5 mill on keogh #swfc— Masterplan (@dirkthesecond) 7 June 2017
In Wednesday's defence, while Davies may have been cheap in terms of transfer fee paid, it's unlikely his wage demands would have been so easy on the chequebook, with the former England Under-21 international spending three of the past four seasons in the Premier League.
And with Financial Fair Play restrictions to consider, it's plausible the Owls simply did not deem Davies a practical option - especially at his age, and with his career seemingly on the decline.
Derby County defender Richard Keogh
Although, if they were now to splash out on Derby's Richard Keogh, that theory could be swiftly put to bed.
Should Sheffield Wednesday have rivalled Derby County to Davies' signature?
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