A small number of Birmingham City supporters have taken time to reflect on Diego Fabbrini’s time at St. Andrew’s.
The Italian playmaker signed for Blues on loan from Watford for the final three months of the 2014/15 campaign, making a positive impact in only five appearances for Blues.
The following season, after a mixed loan spell at Middlesbrough, Blues swooped to sign Fabbrini on a permanent deal from Watford, for a reported fee of £1.5m.
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But in his second spell at Blues, Fabbrini flattered to deceive, registering only one assist in 13 matches in the second half of the 2015/16 campaign.
He was to make only nine appearances the following season, and after loan spells with Spezia and Real Oviedo, he joined Botosani on a free transfer in 2018.
It was a tale of two spells at St. Andrew’s for Fabbrini, and despite impressing during his first spell with the club, he failed to live up to expectations after signing permanently.
Here’s what Birmingham fans had to say whilst discussing Fabbrini…
With a 'sad trombone' noise.
— KJ Collier (@Kaje1875) May 20, 2020
Never a blues player
— Matt Jones (@Matt__Jones___) May 20, 2020
— Oliver Newman (@brummieol) May 20, 2020
As bad as Jotas. 2 real lightweights.
— Brummieblue (@JOMIROKRO) May 20, 2020
— steve hollingsworth (@kestrelblue2012) May 20, 2020
Disappointing to say the least
— Carol S – #teamgreen 💚🚑 (@Sandycal999) May 20, 2020
— Geoff Birchenall (@AsgardRoot) May 20, 2020
The most disappointed I've been in a Blues signing since De Ridder.
— JUUUUUUUKE (@thehbomb87) May 20, 2020
Spent more time on the ground then kicking a ball
— Will Drew (@boomasylum99) May 20, 2020
Frustrating, Remember when he played for Millwall against us and ran the show,I was over the moon when we signed him
— Phil Duffy (@PhilDuffy17) May 20, 2020