Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media have been reacting to the news that Achraf Lazaar has joined Watford after being released from Newcastle.
The defender had been linked with a return to Sheffield Wednesday after spending the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan with the Owls, but unfortunately, it seems as though that move wasn’t to be.
Wednesday reportedly enquired about Lazaar last month, but Watford have pipped them to this signing, much to the despair of some Wednesdayites.
Indeed, the fanbase weren’t best pleased to hear that Lazaar had joined Watford, and we can certainly understand why as the Owls could definitely do with another quality option at left-back.
Fortunately, Lazaar hasn’t joined a relegation rival, and as much as it pains us to say it, it makes sense for him to join Watford as they’re seemingly in a much better place than Wednesday at the moment, pushing for promotion to the Premier League.
Whether or not Lazaar proves to be a success at this level remains to be seen, but there are certainly more than a few Wednesday fans that would have liked to have seen him head to the Steel City instead of Hertfordshire.
Here’s what the Hillsborough faithful have been saying on social media…
Disappointed is an understatement https://t.co/pAk6gPGoP3
— Will Fowler (@willfowler1867) February 11, 2021
Wasn’t good enough for us according to some 🤦🏻♂ https://t.co/s98BbzALPn
— Andrew Scholey (@Scoz1985) February 11, 2021
Wednesday man https://t.co/Y9vyu2jOE0
— Tom 🤡 (@TheRobboRoleV7) February 11, 2021
Chansiri bottled this https://t.co/H76TmQ4Vjs
— JB (@_joeburke3) February 11, 2021
— matt (@mattttswfc) February 11, 2021
Wish Sheffield Wednesday had re signed him
— Paul Newby (@pnewbster) February 12, 2021