Southampton fans unhappy Sims has left St Mary’s

Southampton announced on Monday that midfielder Josh Sims had joined Championship outfit Reading on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.

Sims came through the youth system at Southampton, and made seven appearances for the club in all competitions last term.

The 21-year-old had also been tipped to feature for the first team this season, but a loan move to Reading has been sanctioned before the end of August.

The Southampton fans have been reacting to the news on social media, and it would be fair to say that many are confused why the 5ft 9in ace has been allowed to leave.

The Saints will feel that a whole season playing regular football in the Championship will bring on Sims’ development.

But it seems that the majority of the club’s supporters feel that the Englishman is ready right now to be a first-team star for the Premier League outfit.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to the loan move can be seen below: