Southampton fans are far from happy with the news that Michael Obafemi was sold to Swansea City in a last-gasp deal on Transfer Deadline Day.
The Saints ended up being busy during the summer transfer window, bringing in no less than six fresh faces (Transfermarkt). Of that group, two were strikers – Adam Armstrong is Danny Ings’ replacement, while Armando Broja was also brought in to provide extra strength in depth.
With two brought in and one going out, it seems there may have been one centre-forward too many on the books. As such, Obafemi has been sold to the Swans (southamptonfc.com) for a fee of £1.5m to £2m. This news has not pleased the Saints supporters, however – they seem to have wanted the Ireland international to remain at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Should Southampton have sold Obafemi?
The news was confirmed on Southampton’s official Twitter account late on Tuesday evening, and it attracted plenty of news from the supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts, with some clearly ‘gutted’ as one fan put it.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Obafemi news
“1.5 mill we got. Embarrassing.”
“Gutted. Wish you all the best Oba!”
“Should’ve been given a new deal”
“Shame. Good striker. Needed more time off the bench. Good luck.”
“Shame, really think Michael is useful, especially given his output in such limited minutes across his time here. Best of luck.”
“Don’t get this…we held on to hesketh until he is 24, slatterly, Sims etc to prove themselves but don’t give the same opportunity to a lad who clearly has the potential at 21. He has pace, power and an eye for goal as he showed in the Chelsea game, a loan as a better move.”
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