Leeds United fans on Twitter have been expressing regret after Romaine Sawyers put in a brilliant performance for West Bromwich Albion in their 2-0 win against Stoke City on Monday.
The Whites were apparently interested in the former Brentford midfielder this summer, but he ended up at the Baggies.
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It’s hard to disagree with fans who are regretting that the club didn’t sign him as he’s been brilliant for the Midlands club so far this term.
Indeed, the midfielder boasts a pass success rate of 92 per cent, which is the third-highest percentage in the entire division – only being topped by Fulham’s Tim Ream and Harry Arter.
Unfortunately, Leeds missed their opportunity to sign the 28-year-old, and he’s now a key player for one of the Whites’ biggest promotion rivals as he’s started every game for table-topping West Brom after signing for £3m.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying about Sawyers on social media…
Have huge player envy for Romaine Sawyers. Would have been an unbelievable signing for Leeds. Been instrumental for West Brom so far, and will be in the running for Championship player of the year at this rate. https://t.co/0BAk1O5CeS
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) November 4, 2019
I’ve never understood why we didn’t go for a straight swap with Pontus. That would have been a very fair deal for both clubs.
— Austin (@AustinLDN86) November 5, 2019
Not even 3 million bob. One more midfielder in the mix for us would make such a difference, especially a controlling 8 like him so when there’s no Forshaw, you’re still set.
— ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) November 4, 2019
Leeds were in for him supposedly , imagine him and Forshaw running the midfield
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) November 5, 2019
The one (of several ones) that got away. I can only hope for a non-serious, persistent injury that completely ruins his season.
— Reginald Glovebox Ⓥ (@RGlovebox) November 5, 2019
Would have loved Sawyers and Ajayi, great business for WBA… must not have been available on loan 😅
— Ryan Digings (@KidArafan) November 5, 2019
6m for Sawyers, Ajayi and Furlong is unbelievable business. Even Pereira option to buy 8.25m looks very good value. Really hoped we’d be in for both Ajayi and Sawyers
— Alfie (@AlfieStackhouse) November 4, 2019
There defence still not that great but sawyers for the price they paid why the hell didn’t Leeds go for him not to mention the lad they got from Rotherham think we missed a trick there by the way where is Kathryn
— stephen (@banditsteve123) November 5, 2019