Spurs fans react on Twitter to sale of Grant Ward to Ipswich Town

Grant Ward - Tottenham Hotspur

The midfielder has left White Hart Lane on a permanent deal, joining the promotion chasing Tractor Boys in the Championship.

Grant Ward at Rotherham United against BurnleyGrant Ward at Rotherham United against Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur fans have been reacting on Twitter to the news that the club have sold midfielder Grant Ward to Ipswich Town this week.

The 21-year-old was another promising player to have come through the Spurs academy, but had mainly taken in a series of loan spells over the last few years, never really getting much of a chance to push for a spot in the North Londoners' first team and leaving without ever appearing in a competitive game.

Ward took the unusual step of heading out to the MLS in his first foray into professional football, when he joined Chicago Fire in 2014.

Grant Ward - Tottenham HotspurGrant Ward - Tottenham Hotspur

Ward's performances in the US convinced Mauricio Pochettino that he was worth attention, and after the MLS season ended he went out on another successful loan, this time with Coventry City for the last couple of months of the 2014-15 season.

But it was his final loan last season at Rotherham United that underlined his quality, where Ward impressed in a struggling Rotherham United side who barely secured their Championship status. The young midfielder won the Millers' young player of the year award, as well as their goal of the season award.

Some at Spurs thought he may have been given a chance in preseason this summer, but Ward was left off of the club's trip to Australia, and it is Ipswich Town who have managed to secure his signature.

Below are some of the Tottenham supporters' responses to the news, taken from Twitter:

 

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