Former Leeds United striker Habib Habibou references his old side on Twitter - and fans are worried.
Former Leeds United striker Habib Habibou has referenced the club on Twitter - and fans aren't quite sure why.
The 30-year-old, who spent six months at Leeds on loan from Zulte Waregem in the second half of the 2012-13 season, tweeted the club's 'LUFC' acronym on Sunday, followed by an emoji which suggests he has retained an affection for the Elland Road side.
Considering Habibou - now at Qatar SC - only made four Championship appearances for the Whites and failed to score, it's random to the point where you wonder if United have a surprise transfer up their sleeves.
But some fans of the West Yorkshire are hoping that isn't the case.
Hope he knows the feeling ain't mutual— LIAM MALLY (@LiamMally1) January 15, 2018
I hope someone has hacked him ffs— LIAM MALLY (@LiamMally1) January 15, 2018
You best not be coming back ffs— Luke Maloney (@Luke_Maloneyy) January 15, 2018
I had high hopes with your name.... Unfinished business is it?! pic.twitter.com/LcrUKL2u9Z— Optimistic Leeds Fan (@RyanLUFC91) January 15, 2018
It cannot be true??— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) January 15, 2018
Don't you dare resign— Kurtis Steele (@FaxBrony) January 15, 2018
The 6'4 powerhouse hasn't hit lofty heights in football since leaving Leeds, though he did score six times in 13 Ligue 2 games for Lens last season.
Still, surely this is a case of Habibou throwing out something of a red herring - purposely or accidentally - rather than an indication that he is about to re-sign for United - even though they need a striker.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe are struggling big time for goals lately, and a top-class number nine is definitely needed at Elland Road, but it seems nigh-on impossible that Habibou will be the man who they recruit.