Chris Wood may have left Leeds United back in August, but the Burnley striker has been discussing his exit from Elland Road.
The Whites saw Wood excel last season, smashing 30 goals in all competitions as he became one of the Championship's most dangerous strikers – just a year after being criticised by Leeds fans for a less-than-spectacular debut season.
Unsurprisingly though, Wood's goalscoring exploits led to major interest in his signature, and whilst Leeds stood firm to keep him for their first three games of the season, with Wood scoring once, his departure did come in August.
Burnley swooped to land Wood in a big-money deal, making him their leading striker after Andre Gray's departure to Watford – and Wood has made a strong start to the season with two goals in five Premier League outings.
However, the manner of his exit hasn't sat right with Leeds fans, as he pulled out of the game against Sunderland in August, sending a message on Twitter that he didn't feel it was right to play given the speculation over his future.
Now, Wood has told The Independent that the decision was taken out of his hands, and Burnley didn't want him to play in another game before completing his move, so as to avoid a possible injury.
Wood may have hoped that the comments would diffuse tensions with Leeds fans, but those supporters took to Twitter to react to his interview, suggesting that it changes nothing.
Some pointed to the contradiction between his Twitter message on the day of the Sunderland game and Wood's excuse for missing the game now, whilst others claimed that Wood wasn't even a cult hero at Elland Road, and new signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga may even be a better striker.
Wood interview changes nothing. He could have played and he could have stayed. #lufc— Michael G (@MGlufc) October 5, 2017
Chris should just stop lying. He said over the summer he intended staying at Leeds. Turns out he was looking for a move all along.— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) October 5, 2017
You wanted to leave end of story good luck to you but you're a distant memory now— Ron (@ronaallleeds) October 5, 2017
There's no loyalty in football, they all follow the money and that's life. That said, I think Laasoga has more to his game, so I'm happy.— WJ (@jessop_william) October 5, 2017
Openly admits he was looking to leave. That'll do for me. Very naive taking to Twitter on day of match if it wasnt his decision.— FollowLeeds (@followleeds) October 5, 2017
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