Clarets target Kamil Grosicki was hugely disappointed to miss out on a move to Burnley and the Premier League.
A deal for the Rennes and Poland winger fell through right on deadline, after the 28-year-old had boarded a private jet from Warsaw to Manchester to rush through the switch.
It was a complex deal to complete, and Grosicki, back with the Poland national side, has spoken to media back home: "I didn’t expect this coming.
"Unfortunately there were some complications. When I landed I Manchester, it was still three hours to deadline, but many things were still not agreed.
"We were negotiating for almost two hours, but we couldn’t reach agreement.
"If I sign, what they offer me, I wouldn’t be happy at all.
"My agents made some mistakes. Some people let me down, but I don’t want to tell who.
"My dream was to play in Premier League, I was very close... I hope maybe in the future I would get another opportunity to play in England.
"I still have contract in Rennes, I respect the fans and coach, but life showed me, that you can’t trust all people. That’s why I didn’t sign for Burnley."
Polish media sources have suggested Rennes are the source of his ire, with Grosicki feeling some promises had been broken: "I was not treated with respect...different words, promises, which at the last moment had been cancelled.
"We will see how to develop my situation in France.
"On Wednesday, fell a lot of strong words. I have a long contract with Rennes, I played for this team the best, but (I'm) disappointed (with) some people."
His contract with Burnley had not been agreed, and he added: "It was in my club...a big problem. For me, the word is more important than paper or signature.
"I was treated unfairly. History ended uncool. If I had signed a contract with Burnley, I would be happy that I will play in the Premier League, but not many other reasons."