Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani made a tough decision in the summer when he decided to accept an offer for wantaway striker Chris Wood.
But several months on, are Leeds really worse off?
After 21 games this season, Leeds have only tallied two fewer points than they did this time last season.
And it is hard to pin that on Wood's absence... as the team has actually scored more goals without the New Zealand international.
For any team to lose a player who scored 27 league goals, it would normally be a sizeable blow.
Especially when the money has not been re-invested in another striker of similar production.
It makes the achievements this season of the team under Thomas Christiansen more impressive than the manager is given credit for.
The goals have been spread around the team, and Leeds look a more fluid side going forward this season than they did under Garry Monk.
Leeds became too predictable by the end of the season, and this cost them in the play-off hunt.
Christiansen's Leeds might just be set up in a way to avoid the same fate this campaign.
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