Southampton announced that Charlie Austin had left the club for West Bromwich Albion on transfer deadline day, and Saints fans were quick to react to the news with some great GIFs.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 8, 2019
Despite failing to feature for the club throughout pre-season and having been omitted from first-team involvement at the club’s Staplewood training base, it took until the final day of the window for the striker to leave St Mary’s for pastures new in the Championship.
The 30-year-old joined the south coast outfit in a £4m deal from Queens Park Rangers in January 2016, but he never really hit the heights throughout his time with the side scoring 21 goals in 80 appearances in all competitions and finding himself way down the pecking order under Ralph Hasenhuttl in 2019.
He riled up Southampton supporters on Twitter earlier this summer when he tweeted a GIF himself that suggested he had been frozen out, and some of that ill feeling has obviously not been forgotten when you see some of the GIFs used by fans following his confirmed exit.
Let’s just say there weren’t many tears around, with many of those used appearing to be people happily waving goodbye.
Here are some of the best GIFs reacting to the news…
— Robbie (@EditSouthampton) August 8, 2019
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) August 8, 2019
— Art68?⚪️ (@ArthurCogger) August 8, 2019
— alison palmer #FBPE ?? (@alipal69) August 8, 2019
— ?????? ♥ (@MissYjw1) August 8, 2019
— Nick (@kanyefijiwater) August 8, 2019
— Lazysaurus who trapped a mosquito under water ? (@olrawnder) August 8, 2019
— Steven (@steveosfc) August 8, 2019
— Dave Maidment (@saintpahars) August 8, 2019