As recently as January, with Leeds United going through a fallow period under Thomas Christiansen, they turned to Josh Windass to add creativity and goals to the struggling team.
The Whites were reportedly ready to pay £500k for the services of the man who scored goals but divided opinion during his time north of the border with Rangers.
This weekend, they will go head to head with their former target when they make the short trip to face Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon.
After Marcelo Bielsa has taken the club into promotion contention early on, it’s fair to ask; would Windass still get in the Leeds team?
On current form, it doesn’t look like he would. Last season’s talisman Samu Saiz found himself on the bench for last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest, such is the array of midfield options on offer to Bielsa.
The arrival of Jack Harrison and emergence of Tyler Roberts has also bolstered Leeds’ forward options to the extent that Windass would probably only get a game in attack if injuries deepened.
That should serve as a reminder of Leeds’ progress in under a year as they look to get their promotion push back on the rails.