As yet another Premier League game passed Wout Weghorst, Burnley supporters might have been furious for wondering what the whole process unfolded.
He was supposedly their son. Their 6ft 6ins knight in shining armour. At the very least, a substantial upgrade on Chris Wood''s departure.
At Turf Moor, Weghorst will be remembered not as a solution, but as a symptom. If hed found a way past a giant Tyrone Mings during the penultimate game of 2021/22, Burnley might still be a Premier League team now.
Mings won, Weghorst failed, and The Clarets will soon be going head-to-head with Luton rather than Liverpool, Middlesbrough rather than Manchester City. Fine margins, though, were moments Weghorst was brought in to decide in Burnleys'' favour.
It appears that the goal-focused centre-forward has no intentions to stick around and make a profit from Burnley''s 12 million investment.
The former Wolfsburg talisman advises Voetbal International that I will not play in the Championship in a row.
I would like to stay with the club. (Burnley) will do everything they can to return to the Premier League as soon as possible. (But) it''s vital that I can perform at a high level, with the intention of having a World Cup in Qatar.
Burnley''s demise is not a result of Weghorst alone. He is a striker who takes pride in service after all. He was not often forthcoming. He spent many of his time in claret-and-blue with a permanent tether on his face, but opposition centre-halves had put out countless punts to no-one in particular.
Don''t you think Gordon Ramsey would serve a Michelin-star meal on a broken hob that you''re not prepared.
With only two goals in 20 games less than Chris Wood''s goal in the first half of the campaign, Weghorst will be remembered at Turf Moor as a man who promised much but delivered very little.
To be honest, it wasn''t long before the colossal Dutchman was involved in a 32 million move to several of the continent''s top clubs. Tottenham made a move in the summer of 2020. Arsenal and Inter Milan had also been linked at various points.
Tottenham Hotspur got a lot of trouble shortly before the transfer market closed, according to Weghorst at the time. These were days of a tumultuous day.
Tottenham''s recent record, when it comes to signing centre-forwards, is certainly delaying efforts. Weghorst would have scored more than good footballers in North London. But a record of two goals in five months at Burnley does nothing to justify the fact that he had won more Harry Kane than Fernando Llorente.