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 goal and one assist during that time.
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”
“Totally agree why we’re letting him go to a rival begs belief to me”
Do you think Sawyers has a future at West Brom?
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.