Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on loan for the rest of the 2017-18 season despite interest from Leeds United in the summer - and Elland Road fans have shown their frustration on Twitter.
The Daily Mirror claimed in December 18's paper edition (page 54) that Leeds were interested in signing the 21-year-old winger, after he was recalled from a disappointing loan spell with Bundesliga side Freiburg where he managed just six appearances in the top flight.
However, Bristol City confirmed the signing of Kent on their official Twitter account on Friday morning.
Bristol City FC (@bcfctweets) January 12, 2018
Leeds have lost Samu Saiz for six matches after the Spaniard was found guilty of spitting at Newport County's Robbie Willmott on Sunday, and will now be sidelined until February 21 when Leeds travel to Derby.
It is likely to see Pablo Hernandez replace Saiz in the number 10 role, leaving a vacancy out wide that Pawel Cibicki, Stuart Dallas and Jay-Roy Grot looking to replace the summer signing from Huesca.
But Leeds fans vented their annoyance at the club's decision not to pursue their reported interest in the Liverpool youngster, with the belief that Kent would have proved a better option than Leeds available wingers.
One fan even described City's signing of Kent as a "missed opportunity" at Leeds.
Another missed opportunity Phil— MMW GREEN SOLUTIONS (@mmwgreen) January 12, 2018
Leeds missing a trick again. Winds me up. Wages would be acceptable & nothing towards a fee.— Tony H (@Rumoydin) January 12, 2018
Of course we miss out— LUFCDANNY (@THELUFCLAD) January 12, 2018
Fantastic signing. Missed opportunity for us.— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) January 12, 2018
Such a shame we didn’t get him. Bristol will be frightening this second half of the season— Bruce Alwhitey (@lufcfanstv) January 12, 2018
Could have done with him. Bit of a no brainer— Escape to Prague (@escapetoprague) January 12, 2018
Should be someone we’re going in for - we will never learn! He ripped us apart when we played Barnsley— Ron (@ronaallleeds) January 12, 2018
Hoped we'd have gone for him.— Paul Snowdon (@NakedFarang) January 12, 2018