Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to react after Football Insider revealed that Fulham left-back Joe Bryan is in the Saints’ sights as they look to beat Serie A side Atalanta to his signature.
The report states that the Cottagers value the 26-year-old at over £5m, and would be willing to sell him if a club met their £7m asking price.
Football Insider also mention that the Saints could have an advantage over Atalanta as they are looking at a permanent deal, whereas the Italian side would prefer a loan.
Bryan cost Scott Parker’s side £6m when they signed him from Bristol City in the summer of 2018, and he has since made 57 appearances for the Londoners – he was, however, part of the Premier League’s leakiest backline which conceded a whopping 81 goals in 38 outings last season.
Let’s see how the Southampton fans on Twitter reacted to the news…
I actually really like this move. Solid backup to Bertrand with premier league expierence. Good price as well.
— Andrew Green (@AndrewwGreen) January 14, 2020
I’d be happy with that tbh
— max slemeck (@SFC_MaxS) January 14, 2020
To kick off the reaction, these two fans expressed their satisfaction with this transfer news.
Andrew Green said that he really likes this move, before stating that Bryan would provide “solid backup” to Ryan Bertrand, while he also has Premier League experience and comes at a “good price as well”.
Also, the other supporter named Max simply said that he’d “be happy with that”.
He’s decent attacking wise, but he looked Championship level with Fulham last season.
Not sure if that’s down to him or the team he was in, though.
— Mark Perez (@bookMark280712) January 14, 2020
He was dreadful last season, a large part to blame for most goals fulham conceded🤷🏽♂️
— Harvey Pinchin (@Extr3me_Matrix) January 14, 2020
Swear he was dreadful for Fulham in the prem last year!?
— N41M (@naimkha00437926) January 14, 2020
Contrastingly to the first pair of supporters’ reactions, these three fans do not seem in favour of a move for Bryan.
Call yourself a Premier League expert? How much did each of these big-money January signings cost?
Mark said that the Englishman looked “Championship level” with Fulham in the 2018/19 season, while the other two fans both used the word “dreadful” to describe Bryan’s previous campaign.
— James White (@jamesalexwhite7) January 14, 2020
Lastly, without giving any reason, James White simply said “no thanks” – safe to say that he doesn’t want Bryan anywhere near St Mary’s, then.
In other news, these Southampton fans have been discussing “good news” on a target who’s “not really proved himself”…