Norwich City fans react on Twitter to news of imminent Ivo Pinto departure

Ivo Pinto of Norwich City and Floyd Ayite of Fulham compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Fulham at Carrow Road on March 30, 2018 in Norwich,...

The Canaries fan favourite has lost his place in Daniel Farke's Championship high-flyers this season.

Ivo Pinto of Norwich City and Floyd Ayite of Fulham compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Fulham at Carrow Road on March 30, 2018 in Norwich,...

Norwich City have confirmed that Ivo Pinto is to leave the promoted Championship club when his contract expires in the summer.

The 29-year-old right-back joined the Canaries in January 2016 from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb and has gone on to become a fan favourite.

Pinto has since made 94 appearances in all competitions for the club and was captain last season but lost his place this term amid Max Aarons's breakthrough.

 

The Portuguese has featured just six times this season in all competitions and just thrice in the league, according to Transfermarkt.

Norwich also confirmed that Pinto will play his last game at Carrow Road on Monday in a celebration match for his former teammates Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin.

"I will always be thankful to Ivo for what he has done for us and I wish him from the bottom of my heart all the best," boss Daniel Farke told the official club website.

Diego Costa of Chelsea and Ivo Pinto of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on March 1, 2016 in...

"He was a fantastic servant of the club and I’m very happy I was allowed to work with this brilliant lad."

Here is how some Norwich fans reacted on Twitter to the bittersweet news of Pinto's impending departure, a sad moment amid the promotion celebrations:

Norwich will be hoping to make sure of the title in their final game of the season, away at Aston Villa on Sunday, where one point - or a result better than that of Sheffield United away at Stoke City - will mean finishing the campaign in first place.

Daniel Farke, Manager of Norwich City looks on prior to during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Norwich City at Vitality Stadium on October 30, 2018 in...

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