Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has joined La Liga side Leganes on a permanent deal and many Boro fans appear delighted to see him go.
Braithwaite joins Leganes after spending the second half of last season on loan with the club, during which time he scored five goals and provided seven assists.
He has signed a four-year deal with the Spanish side and will join up with the rest of the squad for pre-season today.
The 28-year-old’s exit wraps up an unusual two-year spell at the Riverside, which saw the striker make 40 appearances for Boro and go out on loan twice.
The Danish international joined from Toulouse for a reported fee of £9 million in the summer of 2017 but struggled to ever really make an impact.
In both his seasons at Boro, Braithwaite made nearly 20 Championship appearances during the first half of the campaign but was sent on loan in the January transfer window.
The fee that Leganes have paid for the 28-year-old is currently unknown but new boss Jonathan Woodgate will undoubtedly be looking to reinvest the funds recovered in this deal ahead of the new season.
It appears Braithwaite has not been a fan favourite at the Riverside and many fans of the club were quick to celebrate his departure.
Read the reaction of Boro supporters here:
Thanks for nothing @MartinBraith
— Alisha (@Ajh_mfc76) July 24, 2019
— wllow (@nmw1964) July 24, 2019
YEEEEESSSS GET OUT YOU SNAKE ????
— ???????????????????????????????????????????????? (@AssombalongaSZN) July 25, 2019
Good riddance to bad rubbish
— Beans..beans..beans (@Aspiracions) July 25, 2019
In the 35 years i’ve been watching my team, i’ve had the misfortune of seeing some really disrespectful players pull on the red shirt. You can have all the talent in the world, but without respect for the club and fans that pay your wages, you have nothing. #whatawasteofmoney
— Adam (@boroloony) July 25, 2019
You are everything that is wrong with modern footballers. Poor Leganes – they don’t deserve you.
— Lewis (@lewisgreenall) July 25, 2019
Finally we must have some cash to replace. Big wages gone! Ego gone! Need to replace with someone with desire and heart
— Jamie (@JamieMB0) July 25, 2019
Hope we never make another mistake like that again. Draw a line under it now and crack on in the transfer market because we are short and if we loose anymore we can forget promotion.
— Brian Hamilton (@Redboy1a) July 25, 2019