Plenty of Watford fans have had their say on Twitter over the sale of Dodi Lukebakio.
Watford confirmed yesterday that their 21-year-old winger has left the club after agreeing a deal with Hertha Berlin, which the BBC reports to be worth around £20m.
Dodi Lukebakio has joined Bundesliga side @HerthaBSC on a permanent deal.
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— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 1, 2019
The Belgian youngster spent last season on loan at Fortune Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga, having a great campaign which saw him score 14 goals in 34 appearances, according to the club’s website, which included a hat-trick versus Bayern Munich in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
He joined the Hornets from Anderlecht in January 2018 and has remarkably only played 15 minutes in the league for Watford, being a substitute in a 2-0 defeat to West Ham.
Speaking to Hertha’s website (via Bundesliga.com), Lukebakio said: “Hertha is a big club in Germany and showed a lot of interest in me. I knew very quickly that I wanted to join the club. I want to play a lot of football here and score loads of goals.”
There was a mixed response from Watford fans, although the overwhelming majority seemed delighted that they were able to make such a fee out of a player who has only played 15 minutes for the club. Other fans said that they shouldn’t have sold him due to his fantastic season in Dusseldorf. Oh, and there were also lots of other fans demanding the announcement of Ismaila Sarr now they’ve sold a winger.
Here are some of the best responses below…
Will never forget that 15 minutes against West Ham pic.twitter.com/4DIScqGRXz
— Joe Findlay-Bada (@JFindlayBada27) August 1, 2019
Now please lads, use this money for Sarr, Regards everyone who supports Watford
— Luke Gray (@LukeGray1997) August 1, 2019
Just so lucky to say I was there for those 15mins away at West Ham.
— Adam Vessey (@AdamVessey) August 1, 2019
— illmindof (@illmindof1) August 1, 2019
Right now sign Sarr
— EdwardHaines (@EdwardHaines14) August 1, 2019
can't wait to wake up tommorrow and sarr be announced
— ahoyhoy (@ahoyhoy7) August 1, 2019
It's £18.6m plus add-ons. Basically £1m profit for every minute he played for us. It's arguably the greatest transfer deal in the history of the club.
— Daniel Owens (@DanielOwens1979) August 1, 2019
Shouldn't have sold him, he bossed it for Fortuna
— Cameron (@lawseyitfc) August 1, 2019
We've got money for another CB then.. Awesome
— Shifty (@DdotShifty) August 1, 2019
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