Well, it is this a good thing or a bad thing?
The fact that even when a player is departing the club we can’t work out just what his worth was at the club. Even more so when they have been with us for the best part of three and a half years, plenty of time you’d think for us to come up with a solid answer. But then again, he’s only made eleven appearances in that time for us, so it’s not as if he’s had the opportunity to impress a lot of people, and that apparently includes the coaches.
I’m talking of course about Cheick Keita.
Were the club right to release Keita?
The club announced yesterday that he will not be returning to the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. This news set Blues fans up for plenty of debate about just how much he was worth to the club, and more importantly whether or not he was given a fair chance to impress during his time at the club.
Cheick Keita to become a world class players is nailed on.
— Ryan Seal (@ryanbcfc94) May 25, 2020
Several different managers didn’t see enough to play him…. that’s on him no one else
— Rich (@Richard_14) May 25, 2020
Keita is a wasted talent would of to seen him play regularly
— Dizzy (@Dizzy_rascall) May 25, 2020
Why do people bang on about Keita like he’s the next big thing 😭. Done nothing for us, went on loan, did nothing. How many managers? Nothing!
— Joshua Clifton (@JoshuaClifton20) May 25, 2020
It's all well and good sitting on our sofa criticising the club for not giving Keita a chance but four managers since Zola have met Keita, coached him and not picked him. There is a reason for that. And there is a reason why his loan club didn't attempt to sign him.
— Rob Wildey (@WildeyRJ) May 25, 2020
He clearly didn’t deserve it,he’s had enough time and managers to make an impression and hasn’t.
— Stephen king (@Konk1961) May 25, 2020
I know he's not played for about five years but I'm gutted we didn't give Keita a chance.
— JUUUUUUUKE (@thehbomb87) May 25, 2020
What about you? Do you think that Keita got a fair crack of the whip?