Swansea City have signed 20-year-old Morgan Whittaker from Derby County, which has drawn an interesting reaction from many fans of the East Midlands club.
A product of Derby’s academy system, Whittaker impressed with the age-group sides and was handed his debut with the first team last season.
32 appearances have followed but the forward has not been wholly convincing and scored just twice for the senior side.
Whittaker is capable of playing as a striker or on the left but has predominantly played as a right-winger for the Rams.
In a statement on the club website, Derby thanked the 20-year-old “for his efforts on and off the pitch, after supporting the club’s ‘Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected.’ food bank, and wish him well in the future”.
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Whittaker’s exit seems to have drawn a mixed reaction out of fans of the East Midlands club, with many supporters taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reactions here:
Good bit of business for us… good luck to the lad but we need players who can do it in the first team now… has potential hopefully he will develop at Swansea… in our current position we need experience and know how #dcfc #dcfcfans https://t.co/lF0DP2zfWC
— Gav (@Gav1981) February 1, 2021
— Micky Finn (@Michael17022126) February 1, 2021
Absolute baller on their hands if they give him a chance https://t.co/6FXwDxboeb
— Matty Bullock (@MidgetMatty98) February 1, 2021
— Lewis (@LewisJubb) February 1, 2021
Best bit of transfer business this year
— Danny 🤙🏻 (@Cookie_5298) February 1, 2021
all the luck, top player❤️🐏
— 🇵🇱🇵🇱 (@joeeedcfc) February 1, 2021
Good deal for us
— Callum🐏 (@AttackingGoalie) February 1, 2021
Good luck lad always thought u had a great future but needed game time
— charlie (@charlie_dcfc) February 1, 2021