'Feels like the beginning of a new era': Sunderland fans react to Will Grigg's loan departure as striker joins MK Dons
Sunderland striker Will Grigg sealed a deadline day loan move to MK Dons – and fans were quick to react to the news on social media.
The 29-year-old striker moved to the Stadium of Light from Wigan in January 2019 but has struggled on Wearside, scoring eight goals in 54 appearances for the Black Cats.
On the final day of the transfer window, Sunderland also allowed Danny Graham to leave the club by mutual consent while Elliot Embleton was loaned out to Blackpool.
Here’s how some SAFC supporters reacted to Grigg’s departure:
@brianswales2 said: Will always be known as Donald’s disastrous gamble panic buy
@Philip_RJ89 added: Tonight feels like the beginning of a new era. With the driftwood of Grigg & Graham offloaded, and some exciting new signings onboard, a win would be the perfect way to kickstart the second half of the season. I hope LJ picks a team to win.
@AlexBidoofus commented: Up there as one of Sunderland's worst ever signings. Enjoy Milton Keynes. Again.
@davidallison88 agreed: Getting rid of Graham and Grigg on the same day. Two of the worst signings in the club’s history. Misguided in the extreme. Grigg never once looked like he wanted to be here
@Groweller posted: Good Luck Will... clearly not happy at #safc which showed in his complete lack of passion. Hopefully at The Dons he can relight his fire
@anorthernbullet asked: Playing devil’s advocate a bit here but are the reasons Graham and Grigg failed catastrophically at Sunderland deeper than them being useless? Is it that we have offered every forward on the books little to no service for years?
@GarethDuff tweeted: Pleased to see the back of Graham. Grigg just didn’t work out for us for some reason. Embleton however... can’t believe he’s been allowed to go. Very light in creative areas now. Especially with some of the garbage that’s been playing. All gone without any replacements?
@zCeadith replied: Just didn’t work out, best of luck.
@TipsbyNp said: So much confidence in his finishing in his montage for MK Dons
@LukeNard20 added: Just wasn’t good enough hopefully this can help with his confidence