Southampton have confirmed that their defender Florin Gardos, has returned to his native Romania for the remainder of the season.
The 29-year-old has experienced a torrid time as a Saints player, due to his persistent injuries. According to transfermarkt, the defender has missed 378 days through injury during his time on the South coast.
His career with the Saints started reasonably promisingly as he made 17 appearances during his first season, yet he has only managed to make a single appearance over the course of the past three seasons.
The club confirmed that he has returned to Romania by signing for Clubul Sportiv Universitatea Craiova on loan until the end of the season. Florin Gardos’ contract with Southampton expires at the end of the season. Thus, the 29-year-old defender has already played his last game for the club.
His new side are currently positioned in third place in Romania’s Liga 1. Here’s how the Southampton supporters reacted to his departure on Twitter…
Good luck @floringardos5 all the very best for the future 👍
— Arthur (@ArthurCogger) February 19, 2018
Good luck for the future Florin thanks for your time, passion and effort that you put into our club👍
— Marlon (@Marz194) February 19, 2018
good luck Florin. Great game away at Man Utd I remember
— 1885theartof (@1885theartof) February 19, 2018
Good luck Florin 👍😇
— Tanmay™ (@foreversaint_) February 19, 2018
best of luck Florin, hope you get valuable game time.
— Stuart Hack (@HackStuart) February 19, 2018
Good luck @floringardos5 shame it didnt work out here and good luck at @0fficialUCV
— Geoff White (@altoniansaint) February 19, 2018
Good luck Florin! Hope you get plenty of game time
— Harry (@harryhsfc) February 19, 2018