Leeds United have seen a wide variety of players come and go at Elland Road in recent years, with naturally varying degrees of success.
Whilst some have had forgettable stays, there were plenty who came and impressed before leaving for bigger and better things.
In the case of Stuart Dallas, though, they were repaid with a level of longevity and leadership which is paramount to any club’s success.
The 31-year-old epitomises everything good about the Whites since their revival under Marcelo Bielsa, with his unrelenting energy making him the perfect player for the Argentine’s brand of high-intensity football.
It marks a huge blunder from Brentford to have allowed such a stalwart to leave for so cheap, especially given how he has blossomed since departing west London.
It therefore makes his recent injury troubles even more frustrating, as he was relied upon so heavily. The fact that it was an innocuous blow is also upsetting, given how he never seemed to suffer from muscular injuries.
His importance and contribution to the success of this Leeds side has understandably resulted in an upshoot in his value, which CIES Football Observatory now cite at €8m (£7m). This marks a sensational 438% increase over his time at the club.
Leeds struck gold with this signing, who will hopefully feature heavily once again whenever he returns from his lengthy layoff.