Southampton fans react as Manolo Gabbiadini is linked with Bologna move

According to Italian media outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, out of favour Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a January target for Serie A side Bologna, and Saints fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.

The Italy international made a huge impression at St Mary’s following his move from Napoli this time last year, including scoring a brace in their 3-2 defeat against Manchester United in the EFL Cup final in February.

However, he has struggled to find the net since or perform well in the lone striker role, and the 26-year-old has only started one of the lowly south coast outfit’s last 12 Premier League matches having fallen down the pecking order under Mauricio Pellegrino, with Bologna ready to take him back to Serie A this month.

Southampton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the potential exit, and while one described it as “a new low from the board”, another said it would be “absolutely criminal to let a talented player like Gabbi leave”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…