Leeds United fans on Twitter are feeling the pain after the Amazon Prime documentary about their 2018/29 campaign showed just how close they got to signing Daniel James from Swansea in January.
It had been widely reported that the deal fell through at the last minute, but the documentary showed that the winger had in fact done a photo shoot with his new shirt in preparation for the announcement.
In the end, he never ended up joining the Yorkshire club as he remained a Swansea player for the remainder of the season.
His stock rose during that six months, and his good performances led to an £18m move to Manchester United.
The 21-year-old made his Red Devils debut last weekend, and he managed to get himself on the scoresheet.
A good performance on his Premier League debut hurt a number of United supporters, and this snap of him holding a white shirt back in January certainly hasn’t helped matters.
The wounds from earlier in the year still haven’t healed for many members of the fanbase as many expressed how upset they felt when seeing this image.
This is possibly the saddest I’ve ever been
— Joe Forbes (@Joefrbs_) August 15, 2019
It’s going to be one of those that haunts us over the years I reckon
— Chris Richards (@crichardsuk) August 15, 2019
Please delete before I cry
— Andy♦️ (@AndyLUFC_) August 15, 2019
I will never get over that, never.
— Louisa Wade (@LouisaWade_) August 15, 2019
Other supporters were gutted about the transfer falling through as many claimed that failure to capture the Welshman ultimately cost the club promotion last season.
i believe had james joined, we would have gone up. we would have had an injection of vigour and talent just when we needed it. pity.
— EyeOfHorus (@2HeadzTalking) August 15, 2019
Thats what promotion looks like and how close it was, first nail in our promotion coffin last year
— Nigel Walton (@nigelwalton01) August 15, 2019
@kerry_redhead this was our promotion right here ????
— David Martin (@ChefDavidMartin) August 15, 2019
We would’ve gone up if he signed
— Matthew Armstrong (@matarmstrong) August 15, 2019