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West Bromwich Albion: Fans react to Romaine Sawyers news

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West Bromwich Albion fans have been reacting to claims surrounding the future of Romaine Sawyers.

According to a tweet from John Percy at The Telegraph, the Baggies midfielder is set to make the move to Stoke City on a season-long loan at some point today.

The 29-year-old was signed by the club in the summer of 2019, returning to the club that he had spent his youth days at, and has gone on to make 64 appearances for the club’s senior side, but hasn’t been very productive for them, only bagging one and one assist during that time.

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However, he appears not to be in the plans of newly appointed head coach Valérien Ismaël, and will instead be spending the season – and the rest of his contract which expires next summer – at the Bet365 Stadium.

The news was relayed to Baggies fans by @WBAReport, and it garnered a mixed reaction, as some agreed with the move, whilst others felt it is a mistake to let him go:

“That’s a real shame always felt he should have played further forward for the Baggies. But no doubt that sort of player doesn’t fit now sadly. I wish him the best and hope we sign players now because we have let so many go we are very short in depth”

@lukestokes84

“Totally agree why we’re letting him go to a rival begs belief to me”

“Has absolutely no place in the side with the way VI wants to play, so makes sense. Good luck to him”
“One of our own. Real shame it hasn’t worked out. Hope he goes on to great things.”
“Doesn’t match our manager’s tactical approach so makes every sense”
“I’m pleased did he really cut it in the Premier League? Not good enough long term”
“I’m not too sure what I think about this. If we bring in a new quality midfielder then fair enough but loaning out a decent Championship midfielder to a fellow promotion contender when squad numbers are low seems a bit odd to me. Maybe Val isn’t impressed with him.”

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With both teams setting the pace in the early part of the season, it will be interesting to see what sort of impact Sawyers has at Stoke City, and whether or not a decision like this could come back to haunt the Baggies as they look to bounce back to the top flight.

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