Stuart Armstrong has become the latest Celtic player to make the switch to English Premier League side Southampton, with his move to St Mary’s confirmed on Tuesday evening.
The BBC report he signs on a four-year deal for a £7m fee, following in the footsteps of Victor Wanyama, Virgil van Dijk and Fraser Forster, who all signed for Saints off the back of impressive spells at the Hoops.
Having had just a year left on his contract, the reported fee is a significant one for Celtic, who are already flush with cash after two successive seasons in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Armstrong contributed plenty in his time at the Hoops, with his standout season undoubtedly coming in 2016/17 when he scored 17 goals and provided 7 assists on Celtic’s march towards an invincible treble of domestic trophies.
He was a popular figure with the Celtic support, but some are now happy to see the back of him considering the fee involved in his exit.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his exit…
£7m for Armstrong is a great bit of business. Spoiled for players in that position so won't be missed. Great summer so far!
— Michael (@mharte1988) June 26, 2018
£7m for Armstrong after the injury plagued season last season is good business, good player who had the potential to change games and control it from the middle of the park! Hope Rodgers gets it to invest in a better CB and injury cover or starter in RB
— Scuba 🏴 (@Scuba_Steeeeeve) June 26, 2018
£7m for Armstrong with a year left on his contract is cracking business
— Daniel (@DanielKennedy88) June 26, 2018
Put this in perspective. Sale of Big Erik and Armstrong have paid for Edouard’s fee
— Anyone But England CSC (@petmorr67) June 26, 2018
Great deal for all parties he got the premier league move he’s been after and we got a good price, funds gotta be given to Brendan now to strengthen
— Neil McKeown (@neilmckeown4600) June 26, 2018
Couldn’t get in the Celtic team last season, all the best to him £7m thanks
— ChrisBhoy18 (@ChrisD_18) June 26, 2018
I’m not mad about this. 7m for a rotation piece with one year left on his contract….bravo Celtic and gd luck to Armstrong as well I hope he does well!
— DJGamingHD (@xDJGamingHDx) June 26, 2018
These Southampton fans trying to rub it in that they've "taken" Stuart Armstrong off us 😂😂
Couldn't get a game last year. Nice hair though#onlyhereforthe££
— ScottXaviBrown (@Indysco500) June 26, 2018