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Sheffield Wednesday fans bash departing Hirst

Sheffield Wednesday fans have been discussing the exit of youngster George Hirst, and they’re not impressed by the 19 year-old’s behaviour.

Wednesday’s wonderkid has left the club to join OH Leuven, and the Owls will receive “no more than” £159,000, according to the Star.

The Belgian side are a sister club of Leicester City, who Hirst was also linked with, and are managed by the one and only Nigel Pearson.

Despite making just two senior appearances for the Owls, Hirst has shown his huge potential playing for England’s youth sides, scoring at U17, U18, U19 and U20 level for his country.

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The 19 year-old forward’s contract expires this summer though, meaning Wednesday will not receive a direct transfer fee for the youngster.

They are however entitled to compensation as Hirst is under 24, so the Belgian side will have to pay a small fee for every year the youngster has spent developing at Hillsborough.


This fee is expected to be around €180,000 (£159,000), and fans are not happy with the youngster, who reportedly rejected a contract that would have made him the best-paid youngster in Wednesday’s history.

You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…

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