It was a successful transfer window for Sunderland who kept doing business right up until the final moments.
While incoming deals were all wrapped up supporters were waiting with bated breath for news on the reported interest in Will Grigg.
The striker has had a nightmare two years at the Stadium Of Light and speculation suggested that he was looking for an opportunity to kickstart his career elsewhere.
That move came in the form of a loan switch to MK Don, with the 29-year-old heading out until the end of the current season.
With Sunderland strengthening their own squad during the January transfer window the departure of the Northern Ireland international was largely met with happiness and acceptance that it was the right deal for all parties.
Here’s what a group of supporters had to say on social media.
He'll score goals again, better style of football will suit him, not long ball.
— UTF 👌 (@mkarmy03) February 1, 2021
Probably score a hat trick against us tomorra
— Ambient_Gaming (@Ambient_Gaming) February 1, 2021
All the best Grigg shame it hasn’t worked here for you .. hopefully you’ll kick on there 👍😉
— Colin Roberts (@mackem49000) February 1, 2021
watch how he scores the winner for them on saturday
— molls 🙇🏻♀️ (@molly_atki) February 1, 2021
Good luck to him, now sign someone
— Dec (@declanprice02) February 1, 2021
Worst player to ever play for Safc.
— Dylan Nelson (@DyNelson66) February 2, 2021
Up there as one of Sunderland's worst ever signings. Enjoy Milton Keynes. Again.
— Alex | Bidoofus 🏴 (@AlexBidoofus) February 1, 2021
Quiz: Have any of these 22 players ever been in Sunderland’s academy?
Good Luck Will… clearly not happy at #safc which showed in his complete lack of passion. Hopefully at The Dons he can relight his 🔥
— Paul Rowell (@Groweller) February 2, 2021