Swansea City signed Ryan Manning from QPR ahead of yesterday’s deadline for domestic signings and many fans of the west London club have been left outraged by the £250,000 initial fee.
The 24-year-old joined the Welsh club yesterday, signing a three-year deal at the Liberty Stadium.
According to West London Sport, the Swans have paid an initial fee of £250,000 for the defender whose contract with the R’s was set to expire next summer.
Manning was a regular fixture in Mark Warburton’s side last term and showed his quality in the final third, scoring five goals and providing seven assists.
However, he appeared to have fallen out of favour this season with his only appearance coming in the Carabao Cup.
The left-back was linked with a move away from the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium during the summer window, with West Ham United among the clubs touted with an interest.
Manning did leave before Friday’s deadline but it was to join Championship rivals Swansea rather than moving to the Premier League.
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His exit appears to have caught the attention of R’s supporters, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their outrage at the fee paid for him.
Read their reaction here:
£250k… Would rather we took the chance on letting him think he‘ll rot on the bench all season than accept this kind of figure for him. What a shambles. https://t.co/B0rCa8zOT2
— S Michail (@smichail89) October 17, 2020
£250k??!! That can’t be right @davidmcintyre76 – unless it comes with over £1m of add on’s or some kind of insane clause. More value to keep him for a season in case of emergency and lose on a free than take £250k now.
— Michael Hanney (@Mychaelh) October 16, 2020
— Zak Green (@Zakiemakie) October 16, 2020
Is that his weekly wage?
— Mick (@mickoneachtain) October 17, 2020
I sincerely hope there’s a sell-on clause for when he leaves Swansea
— ฿Ø₩Ɇ₦₭₦ł₲Ⱨ₮_24 (@BowenKnight_24) October 16, 2020
If true that’s insane. There must be underlying issues going on here. A fall out? Refusal to play? Something isn’t right.
— Dan Rutherford (@randomranger) October 17, 2020
If the reported fee for Manning is correct and it’s 250k we’ve had our pants pulled down massively. Joke of a sale. Might aswell of let him go on a free next year and get a year out of him.
— Kian G (@QPR_Kian) October 16, 2020
literally had our pants pulled down here …. £250.000 🤦🏻♂️excellent player on your hands Swansea fans , always puts in a shift literally made himself LB when he’s a ACM , end of contest should of given him new deal IMO #skint
— Shawn (@MoistStrawberry) October 16, 2020