Southampton fans have given a mixed response on Twitter to the announcement that Charlie Austin has departed the club.
It was announced by the club’s website yesterday that Austin has left the club to join West Bromwich Albion in the Championship.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 8, 2019
The 30-year-old striker has taken a step down from the Premier League after three-and-a-half seasons at St. Mary’s, in which he made 81 appearances and scored 20 goals.
Indeed, the former QPR marksman does have an impressive goal record in the second tier, scoring 70 goals in 132 Championship games.
In a statement on their website, Southampton wrote: “The club would like to thank Charlie for his efforts and we wish him well for the future.”
There was a mixed response from Southampton fans, with some responding with memes which indicate that they were not bothered by his departures, while others were a bit more sad, thanking him for his goals.
Here are some of the responses below…
Bye bye sick note
— Nigel Hutchins (@niigelHutch) August 8, 2019
Good luck, you were a bit stupid sometimes but scored some vital goals for us. All the best.
— Alf (@alfmontague) August 8, 2019
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) August 8, 2019
— Lazysaurus who trapped a mosquito under water (@olrawnder) August 8, 2019
Thanks for the goals, Chaz. Good luck at WBA.
— Deppo (@DeppoInExile) August 8, 2019
good bye, teddy boy!!
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) August 8, 2019
Only real mistake Hasnehüttl made so far keeping Long and let Charlie go is like dk letting Messi go and keep dk Dembele=> absolute nonsense!
Anyway all the best @chazaustin10 hope we’ll see you back in Premier League next season!!
— mariowalkslondon (@mariowalkslond1) August 8, 2019
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