Leeds United allowed Jay-Roy Grot to leave on a permanent transfer on Deadline Day and ex-player Noel Whelan fumed over the fact he signed for the club in the first place.
Whelan fumes over the transfer of Grot
Whelan tore into the club as he told Football Insider: “One player who should never have played for Leeds. He just wasn’t good enough and it’s poor recruitment, whether we were desperate or not, I don’t think we were that desperate that we needed a player like that with a lack of quality.”
“I’m glad he’s gone, we’ve seen where he’s gone to, a Division Two side abroad, that tells a story in itself. Great to get them (Grot and Conor Shaughnessy) off the wage, great that they don’t belong to the club anymore and hopefully they can go and prosper at the clubs that they are at now.”
Whelan is right to not be happy
The forward made a permanent move to Bundesliga.2 side VfL Osnabrück, and this emphasises that he probably did not have the quality to succeed in the Premier League.
Despite being at the club since 2017, Grot has only featured 22 times for Leeds, scoring one goal and picking up one assist in these appearances (Transfermarkt). He is 22-years-old, and his spell at Elland Road has not been a good one and he was loaned out twice.
Therefore, it is understandable to see why Whelan was so frustrated that the club signed him in the first place as it looks like he was never rated by those at the club
Some transfers don’t work out, and sadly for Grot, his spell at Leeds will not be remembered fondly by the club’s supporters.
In other news, Agbonlahor has praised one Leeds ace, have a read who it is here!
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