Leeds United fans are gutted that they didn’t move for Lewis Grabban, following his move to Aston Villa.
Leeds were looking for a new striker for much of the January transfer window, and they ended up bringing in Tyler Roberts from West Bromwich Albion.
Roberts looks like an extremely bright prospect, but there are question marks over whether he is ready to step into Leeds’ starting line-up right away.
Grabban would have certainly made an impact at Elland Road - but ended up at Villa instead.
Villa are one of Leeds’ promotion rivals, as they aim to return to the Premier League, and some Whites fans have admitted that they are still some way behind some of their play off chasing rivals.
Meanwhile Grabban joins Villa on loan, we should have been in for him #lufc— Mark Worsnop (@worsnop_m) January 31, 2018
Wolves signing Afobe— Oliver Medd (@OliverMedd7) January 31, 2018
Fulham signing Mitrovic
Villa signing Grabban
That’s the difference im afraid. #lufc
Villa get Grabban, Reading get Martin, we get a striker for Championship next year— Mikey Murray (@mikeyLUFC94) January 31, 2018
Why didn't we go in for grabban well that's villa going up with wolves #lufc— neil (@neilstuartdavy) January 31, 2018
2 promotion rivals Villa and Cardiff want Grabban now, shows the intention of leedsalways the same, any point hoping anymore?— Harry Craven (@hc_lufc) January 31, 2018
Did #lufc fully explore these options? Martin, Grabban & Mitrovic heading to other Championship clubs seems like a missed opportunity. Afobe is a different case but would've been nice to add another in an area we're struggling with... #mot #ALAW— SΛNDY_PΛNDY (@Sandy_Pandy) February 1, 2018
Roberts has impressed in League One this term, but the youngster will be making a big step up now.
The 19-year-old is in competition with Pierre Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe for a starting place at Leeds.
Grabban, meanwhile, will be looking to displace Scott Hogan in Bruce’s starting line-up at Villa.