Southampton fans are gutted after it was confirmed Ryan Bertrand will leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The £9m-valued former Chelsea man (Transfermarkt) made the move to St. Mary’s Stadium from Stamford Bridge permanently in 2015 after a six-month loan spell and has gone on to be fantastic servant for the Saints since then. All in all, he has made 240 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing 20 assists (Transfermarkt).
However, his performances have frustrated supporters in more recent times, and with his contract set to run out at the end of this term, he reportedly turned down a new deal at Southampton (Hampshire Live). As such, the club have confirmed that he will be leaving at the end of the campaign.
Did you want Bertrand to stay?
The news was shared on the club’s official Twitter page, and it attracted plenty of attention from the fans. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Bertrand news below
“Knew it was coming, doesn’t make it any easier. Was our best player for 2 or 3 seasons and easily our most consistent along with Steve Davis. A great shame but it’s probably the right time. Hope he does really well and gets a decent contract somewhere.”
“Gutted but he’s been incredible for us wish him all the best”
“Real shame, great player. Proper grafter.”
“Gutted to read this. Good luck for the future @ryanbertrand3 thanks for everything”
“I’m really sad to read this. He’s been a fantastic player for us & I shall miss him. Best of luck to you, Bertie.”
“Gutted at this announcement as he remains one of my favourite players in recent years. A great player with a good character and was very reliable at left back. Will miss him certainly.”
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