At one point in his career Oli McBurnie had looked destined to pull on a Leeds United jersey, but he instead wears a different white shirt at Championship rivals Swansea City.
With the Championship season still in its early days the Leeds born young centre-forward has already made an impression.
In fact it was no less a judge than Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa who described him as “a real number nine” ahead of his side’s midweek clash with the Swans.
So should Leeds have pushed harder to obtain the young striker’s services?
Possibly, but when you’re top of the table it is hard to be too critical, is it not?
One draw doesn’t make a crisis and whilst McBurnie would have been a good signing, they couldn’t possibly break the bank to bring him in.
I believe the low-cost ethos of their transfer policy has been purposeful.
Yes, they may rue it later on, but looking down from their perch right now I would be surprised if they’re too upset.
The problem with this move is that it was definitely a Heckingbottom signing.
If Heckingbottom had stayed, then Leeds might have pushed ahead and tried hard to sign the Scotland international.
McBurnie is a talented young forward, offering strength, height and an eye for goal.
Although Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford are good options, having McBurnie as another choice in the striker department would make Leeds very dangerous.
I think the form of Kemar Roofe suggests that they don’t need him desperately but it’s clear that McBurnie looks a very good forward.
Who finishes top scorer of the two will give us a better idea.