Middlesbrough have confirmed that midfielder George Saville has left the club to rejoin Championship rivals Millwall.
Saville joined ‘Boro from Millwall back in 2018 for a reported £8million, having previously made 67 appearances for the Lions across three spells with the club.
The Northern Ireland international went on to play 118 times in all competitions for ‘Boro, scoring 12 goals in that time.
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Saville has put pen to paper on a long term contract with Millwall, who will be looking to improve on their 11th place finish – one position and two points behind Middlesbrough – in the Championship from last season.
Taking to Twitter to react to Saville’s departure, plenty of Middlesbrough fans were keen to give their thoughts on the player’s exit from The Riverside Stadium.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say.
A vastly underrated player who will be missed. His work rate and attitude on the pitch were exceptional. Thank you for all of your efforts. 10 goal season incoming at Millwall 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Craig Honeyman (@Craig_Honeyman) July 2, 2021
Was never worth the £7m we paid. Can’t say I’m going to miss him. But he always gave his all and you can’t ask for more than that. Best of luck (accept against Boro).
— For The Love Of Boro (@4TheLoveOfBoro) July 2, 2021
Top pro. All the best to the lad
— Jimmy Lees (@jimmylees) July 2, 2021
All the best to you, Sav. Never let us down 👊
— The Ayresome Gates (@AyresomeGates) July 2, 2021
Big respect for last season, and for putting a shift in wherever he was needed
— Are The Boro At It Again? (@BoroBanterWatch) July 2, 2021
All the best. Not bad, not great but always gave his all. About a 6 on the ‘MEH’ scale
— Mark Wright (@Boro_Mark) July 2, 2021
Sadly the price we paid for him will take away from how good he was in a Boro shirt. His reaction when Patrick Roberts scored his goal in the 2-1 victory over Reading, dropping to his knees, showed how much he cared for us. Worked hard every game, most of his work going unnoticed
— Darren Beattie (@darren_beattie1) July 2, 2021
I am truly gutted.. I love George #UTB
— Dc Tracy O’Hara Qpm (@MsOHara71) July 2, 2021
Strange one, this. One of our best players last season and it’s not like we’re replacing him with any real quality.
— Jay Shaw (@JayShaw180) July 3, 2021