'Oh no', 'groundhog day': Some West Ham fans raging at 'shocking' club decision

Joe Powell of West Ham United in action during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Chelsea at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Dagenham,...

West Ham United have confirmed that the Hammers academy ace Joe Powell has been sold to Burton Albion.

Joe Powell of Northampton Town in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Morecambe at PTS Academy Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Northampton, United...

A number of West Ham United fans have given their thoughts on the news that Hammers academy ace Joe Powell has left the London Stadium permanently.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at West Ham after joining aged eight, and made his professional debut for the Hammers last season.

Powell was involved in the League Cup third round meeting with Macclesfield Town, an 8-0 hammering in which he provided two assists for Grady Diangana.

 

The midfielder subsequently spent the latter half of the 2018-19 season on loan at League Two team Northampton Town, scoring two goals in ten appearances.

Powell was doing well in the West Ham Under-23s setup, registering 14 goals and 13 assists in 64 appearances in Premier League 2, as well as impressing with his all-round play.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Powell had sealed a move to League One Burton Albion, penning a two-and-a-half year deal for a side pushing for a top six finish in the second half of the season.

As a result, his permanent departure from West Ham was met with disdain from sections of the Hammers fanbase, angry at seeing such a promising young prodigy offloaded by the club.

Here is some of the social media reaction:

Joe Powell of Northampton Town is congratulated by Charlie Goode after scoring his sides goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Newport County at PTS Academy...

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