Sunderland have reportedly accepted an offer from Hull for captain George Honeyman and many Black Cats fans seem happy to see him leave.
Honeyman played an important role for Jack Ross’ side last season, making 44 appearances, scoring eight goals, and taking the captain’s armband.
The Sunderland academy graduate only has one year left on his deal at the Stadium of Light but it appears he could leave before the transfer window shuts on the 8th of August.
According to Sky Sports journalist Keith Downie, the Black Cats have accepted an offer for their captain.
The Shields Gazette has reported that the fee for the player is in the region of £400,000, including both the initial payment and add ons.
New Hull City boss Grant McCann has made five signings this summer after replacing Nigel Adkins, who left at the end of the 2018/19 season, and it looks as though Honeyman may become his sixth.
The 24-year-old has made 97 appearances for the Black Cats senior side after developing through the club’s youth sides.
Despite being a home-grown talent and the current club captain, many Sunderland fans appear happy to see the Englishman depart this summer.
Read the reaction of Black Cats fans here:
I defended Honeyman to my mates in first half of season but then I also was against him by halfway thru.
Also can't question his effort, just not good enough.
Snap their hands off.
— Kev Taylor (@SuperkevFTM) July 31, 2019
Fantastic. Best of luck to him, he always gives his all, but I’m not sure what exactly his strengths are.
— Christopher Scott (@ciffa17) July 31, 2019
Good for everyone if this comes off. And we’ll get a new captain, and – dare I say it – the fee will be reinvested in the squad?
— Hummy (@eathummous1) July 31, 2019
Cant fault his effort not a captain in my opinion not good enough
— craig greenfield (@craig1226murton) July 31, 2019
cheers for cheering es up???? how he was club captain I’ll never know
— Joseph Thompson (@Joseph_Thomps0n) July 31, 2019
I like George but we have better midfielders at the club, plus we are over stocked in the middle. Hopefully a decent price.
— KrisC5485 (@KrisCoxon) July 31, 2019
2million plus hopefully for a non captain who offers little, nowt against the lad, I hope he has a successful career but he brings us nothing and I can’t forgive my(captain) for not taking a penalty in Wembley cup final when your an attacking midfielder ????????????????
— Gaz (@GarrySummerson1) July 31, 2019
I’ll drop him off,
— Scott (@mackem_badger) July 31, 2019