Swansea City fans react on Twitter to Franck Tabanou's departure

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The Frenchman appears to be a welcome departure.

Today saw Franck Tabanou leave Swansea City for a return to former club Saint-Etienne on loan until the end of the season.

The Frenchman arrived from Les Verts in the summer but has failed to make a significant impact at the club since making the switch.

The left-back played just three times for the club, all in the cup, and now looks to be on his way pout of the Liberty Stadium.

Because whilst the deal is only a loan agreement he has had a pop at the club since making the move, telling L'Equipe:

“I had gone to Swansea to get to the next level, to get my foot in the Premier League and to then go higher,” Tabanou said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t happen the way I wanted. They did not give me my chance. I do not understand.

“And I think, if I had stayed, my situation wouldn’t have changed. The club is in a terrible situation and despite that, they never let me play.

“Tactically, they are not at the top. They have their players, they will fight until the last minute. This is not the way I play.

“I might have been able to make more effort but I also expect an effort from them.”

With Tabanou gone it has certainly caused a stir among the Swansea fans. He was one of the best performers in Ligue 1 last season in his position but seemed to never get a real chance to shine in South Wales - despite their struggles in the Premier League.

His performance against Oxford United in the recent FA Cup win might not have helped his case for an extended Swansea stay. Meanwhile fans have not been keen about his weight in recent weeks.

But his failure at the club still looks something of a mystery.

Here is how Swansea fans reacted to his departure on Twitter...

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