Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn Rovers have recently completed the permanent signing of Middlesbrough winger Harry Chapman.
The 21-year-old enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Ewood Park last season, and featured 16 times for Tony Mowbray’s men in their promotion from League One.
The young winger, despite coming through the youth ranks and signing for the North East club at the age of seven, made his first-team debut for the club this season, in a Carabao Cup clash back in August.
But after making just five appearances in all competitions for Tony Pulis’ men this season, the England under-20 international has now signed for Rovers on a permanent basis – a departure that has raised eyebrows at the Riverside Stadium.
A large portion of the Boro fans feel that the winger deserved more of a chance to impress for the club this season, especially after enduring impressive spells on loan at Blackburn and Sheffield United over the last couple of years.
But here, we take a look at Middlesbrough fans’ reactions to Chapman’s departure…
Yet again we let a young wide player go rather than giving them a chance in first team, Morrison, Brunt, Reach.. the list goes on!
— James Newcombe (@Newcombe17) January 28, 2019
Mowbray brought great players on the cheap to Boro and he's doing the same for Blackburn now. Chapman has the potential to be a top quality player at this level. Let's stop messing around Boro, #BringMoggaHome
— Mikel Masterclass (@SuperJohnMikel) January 28, 2019
Well played Boro.
Who wants to score goals anyway?
Or see talented youth in a position we have no cover for?
Do we have a couple mil to shot at a perma-crocked striker with 1 goal to his name @ this level?
Maybe theres a CB or CM no one wants we can have on loan?
— Alex Smith (@Unrealalexsmith) January 28, 2019
Good luck young man . Was always looking forward to seeing you play for us go show us what we let go lad . #Feelingfrustrated
— ???? ŤoM McCarthy ????⚽????♉ (@uptheboro75) January 28, 2019
Big loss in long term imo
— Lee Porritt (@p0rritt) January 28, 2019
Should of been given a proper chance in a boro shirt.
— Kane (@KaneDeanVenus) January 28, 2019
Another lad with potential who hasn't been given a fair crack of the whip, good luck – he'll beback to score against us at the riverside #utfb
— MarkWilson (@markwilson1961) January 28, 2019
Tavernier will be the next to go – scandalous management at Boro these days shocking scandalous and illogical- yes im upset ????
— Norm (@NormBeck67) January 28, 2019