Southampton fans are far from happy after it was confirmed Jake Vokins has joined Sunderland on loan until the end of the season.
So far this campaign, Vokins has made just one Premier League appearance (Transfermarkt), so it is clear that he is not a huge part of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s immediate plans. However, he started the last clash against Arsenal, which the Saints lost 3-1, as Ryan Bertrand was serving a one-match suspension.
Vokins is the sole natural back-up to Bertrand in the south-coast outfit’s squad, and his departure now leaves Hasenhuttl short on the left-side of the defence. The Austrian manager has said that he wants to bring one more player in during this January transfer window (Hampshire Live), and one would hope he is targetting a player in that position.
Are you happy with this news?
The news was shared by the club’s official Twitter account, and the fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the exit of Vokins below
“Why are we loaning our backup players? Zero cover at LB now this club drives me mad”
“I don’t understand this club at all”
“Sorry but what a stupid decision! He has done well and where is the backup for injury as we need to expand the squad if Southampton are serious about being a good team. Just stop this nonsense all the time.”
“Because we’re so flush with defenders at the moment of course”
“Very disappointed to hear this. We don’t have squad capacity to continue to loan players out. Jake did well standing in for the last couple of weeks. Good luck to him. But not good for us as a team. #SaintsFC”
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