Southampton fans react on Twitter as Sam Gallagher joins Blackburn

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

The Saints academy graduate has left St Mary's and sealed a permanent switch to the 1994-95 Premier League winners.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus, on October 15, 2018 in Southampton, England.

A number of Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on the news that Sam Gallagher has left St Mary's to join Blackburn Rovers (official Saints website).

The 23-year-old striker has made a permanent move to Ewood Park, where he scored 12 goals during a season-long loan three years ago, on a four-year deal.

 

Gallagher, who came through the Southampton academy and made his first-team debut for the Saints in 2013, made 26 senior appearances during his time with the south coast club.

The forward, who scored the winner in the Under-21 Premier League Cup final in 2015, also spent time on loan at MK Dons and Birmingham City as well as the Ewood Park side.

Here is what some of the Saints faithful made of Gallagher's move away from the south coast and to the former Premier League champions on the social media platform:

Gallagher, who according to Lancs Live also had reported interest from Wigan Athletic and Brentford, becomes Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray's third summer signing, following on from the captures of midfielders Stewart Downing and Bradley Johnson.

Sam Gallagher during a Southampton FC pre-season training session at the Staplewood Campus on July 03, 2019 in Southampton, England.

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