Leeds witnessed a rather big clear out on Monday as the transfer window closed for clubs around Europe and lower down in the Football League.
One of the names to depart Elland Road was Vurnon Anita, a man who rarely played after signing for the club in 2017.
The Dutchman joined from Newcastle but leaves a free agent after he and Leeds came to an agreement to mutually terminate his contract.
It’s a move that is unlikely to have any sort of impact on Marcelo Bielsa’s side and that was evident in the reaction from supporters on Twitter.
There appeared to be a sense of relief in some responses as one said it was a transfer that should never have happened in the first place. Another noted his exit had to occur.
A further individual claimed he came with so much expectation and it was a shame that things didn’t work out.
Anita played just 22 times for the Whites in all competitions but ultimately never really stamped down a place.
He spent last season on loan at Willem II.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
It’s crazy that this was seen as an unreal signing when we first got him. And he had such a good 5 game start
— alaw (@weareleeds191) September 2, 2019
So much expectation when he came from Newcastle what a shame
— Luke townend (@Luketownend2) September 2, 2019
— ‘ (@LufcSteel) September 2, 2019
I forgot he still even played for us ??
— Phillips The Messiah (@itsdommasefield) September 2, 2019
Seemed like a good deal when we signed him. Shame.
— Lord Bielsa (@LordBielsa) September 2, 2019
In total hindsight a signing that should never have happened
— James (@YorkshireJAMES1) September 2, 2019
Needed to happen this one
— Yorkie Dave (@YorksDave89) September 2, 2019
Could have been a really good signing that but he never looked the same after leaving Newcastle
— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) September 2, 2019