On Wednesday, club insider ExWHUemployee said that West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang was in Italy ahead of a move to Sassuolo.
The 27-year-old has made 116 appearances for the Hammers since arriving from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015.
West Ham later confirmed that the midfielder has officially departed, posting a good luck message on both their official website and Twitter account.
The club insider also said that Obiang has wanted to leave West Ham for the last 18 months, but did not ‘make a fuss’ when he was told that would not be possible.
The London club’s fans have been on social media reacting to the Twitter post.
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And the majority have lavished praise on Obiang for his conduct.
The midfielder actually made 29 appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side last term, but was seemingly surplus to requirements moving forward.
And if the reaction on social media is anything to go by, Obiang leaves with a solid reputation in tact.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below:
Best of luck Pedro! No hard feelings from any of us hammers and gave us same great memories. Top pro and hope he has a successful run back in Italy
— Brad Palmer (@Mr_BA6) July 24, 2019
Good luck to him ….. if only all professional footballers behaved in this way …. ⚒
— Carl 1895 #teamisla (@CaW1895) July 24, 2019
— ᴮʳᵃᵈ (@BradaladTweets) July 24, 2019
Absolutely love Obiang such a decent guy wish him all the very best going forward ❤️⚒
— Mary (@ZaynafamilyMary) July 24, 2019
He’s shown that as a man he’s top class. Showed our club total respect so in return deserves our respect & good wishes. Hope he goes on to enjoy a successful career, hopefully Obiang & his family enjoy a happy fulfilling life too.
— William Field (@wilfield71) July 24, 2019
— ⚒Adrian Smith⚒ (@adiesmith64) July 24, 2019
Exactly how a ‘professional’ footballer should conduct himself. Good luck Pedro
— Neal Clark (@njc1971) July 24, 2019