So all those who have scoffed must now eat their words. GFH Capital mean business at Leeds. How else can you explain the rumoured capture of top international striker Aruna Dindane? The Ivory Coast striker has 67 caps and for the last three years has been tearing up defences in that hotbed of football, the Middle East.
The former Pompey man is a free agent after being released by Qatar-based Al-Sailiya Sport Club and has played for three different Qatar based clubs in three years after failing to earn a contract at Pompey, or anywhere else in the Premiership or English Football League for that matter.
It is hard to believe that GFH Capital have not been heavily involved in securing this signature. They are, after all, big in the region and are committed to Islamic investments. And this must surely be regarded as a major coup for Warnock and the Leeds Board because, on his day, Dindane is electric - just ask the Qatar superstars who have been marking him for the last three seasons!
Will Dindane find it hard to adjust from 100 plus degree football played at near walking pace to the 100mph Championship in the middle of the British winter? Why should he? This is the quality that Warnock was talking of adding to the squad!
And with the addition of another striker, GFH Capital can cash in on Becchio. A Mohamed Mouse outfit? No way! Like Bates, they are in this for what they can take!