Many Southampton fans have expressed their discontent after it has been revealed that winger Josh Sims is set for a shock move to New York Red Bulls.
Football Insider revealed that Southampton are prepared to agree a deal to see the 22-year-old join the club on a season-long loan deal.
A source from Southampton has allegedly said that Ralph Hasenhuttl feels he has enough cover in his squad to allow Sims to depart the club to get more first-team action this season.
New York Red Bulls are currently third in the Eastern Conference as they look to reach the MLS play-offs.
Southampton winger Josh Sims is set for an extraordinary loan move to New York Redbulls in the MLS.
— SaintsNews&Views (@SaintsfcViews) August 6, 2019
The former England U20 international went on loan to Reading last season before his deal was cut short in January. He went on to make 17 appearances for the club before returning, registering three assists. On his arrival back at Southampton, he featured a further seven times in the Premier League, where he assisted one goal.
Many Southampton fans don’t seem to have taken lightly to the news. Some described it as ‘odd’ and ‘dumb’, and one supporter even compared it to a signing on Fifa. Alternatively, some fans understood this as being a confirmation for Sofiane Boufal staying at the club.
Here are some of the responses below…
Very odd – thought he was on the verge of being a regular first teamer!
— Rick Fisher (@drpie53) August 6, 2019
When FIFA 19 transfers become real life.
— Richard Kitchen (@RichardKitchen7) August 6, 2019
Would rather have Sims than Boufal. Strange move?
— Singapore Saint (@SaintSingapore) August 6, 2019
Ridiculous in every way to let him go
— Sam (@sammysfcb) August 7, 2019
Shame he’s such a good player, one of our first team squad players who could cross the ball !!
— james (@james19402899) August 7, 2019
Shame, I'd have thought this would have been his season to break through. Can't see him ever making the starting 11 now.
— Simon Hambleton (@TheRuggedChef_) August 6, 2019
— James Brooks (@JamesBrooksAP) August 6, 2019
You’d think that this would confirm that Boufal is staying.
— DB (@jdd198544) August 6, 2019
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