West Brom have confirmed that midfielder Rekeem Harper has left the club to join Ipswich Town on a permanent deal.
A graduate of the Baggies’ youth system, Harper made a total of 42 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring twice in that time.
But having fallen down the pecking order at The Hawthorns, Harper spent the second-half of last season out on loan with Birmingham City.
Now, it has been announced that Harper has left the club on a permanent basis, joining Ipswich for an undisclosed fee.
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The 21-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the option to extend by a further 12 months with the Tractor Boys, effectively securing his future at Portman Road until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Taking to Twitter to react to that news on Harper’s future, plenty of West Brom fans were keen to give their thoughts on the midfielder’s departure, and his time with the club.
Here, we take a look at what some of those Baggies supporters had to say.
Shame he’s a class player just not given the game time
— Jack (@Jevo_01) June 25, 2021
Right move, career was stagnant here and wasn’t fulfilling his potential. Goes Ipswich with I hope everyone’s best wishes. And I hope he does well
— george🦁🦁🦁 (@george_downes17) June 25, 2021
Another young star gone especially being one of our own
— Baggie-Alan❤📺⚽🎮🏴 (@baggiealan47) June 25, 2021
For the best tbh. All the best to the lad. Needs to start producing now 👍🏻
— LNEY (@laneyditch) June 25, 2021
Lots of potential but not really progressing with us.
— Stevo Walton (@Stevotop) June 25, 2021
I really thought Sam Field and Rakeem Harper were going to be our future midfield.
I hope it’s because of reasons we weren’t aware of and not the result of a crumbling academy system that’s losing players and staff every other month! 😳
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) June 25, 2021
Best thing for him to reinvigorate his career he was never gonna be a regular starter for us he needed this good luck Rekeem go smash it 👊👍
— James 🏴 (@JamesWBA4) June 25, 2021
He’s one of our own, showed some real potential in his limited games. All the best hope you go on to have a brilliant career.
— Chris Durham💙 (@Duzc1972) June 26, 2021
Fantastic. Need to get deadwood of the wage bill
— Matt (@mattstour) June 25, 2021