We knew this has been coming for a few days now.
But that was just when it was reported in the news, it’s always a lot different when the club actually then goes on to confirm it.
First because you now know that it’s official, and secondly because it gives fans a whole new avenue in which to voice their frustrations, directly at the club itself.
Birmingham City confirmed yesterday that Kerim Mrabti is going to leave the club at the end of June. The club did reportedly have the option to extend the contract by another year, but will obviously not be taking that up.
It’s also important to distinguish that the club said he will leave at the end of June, rather than the end of the campaign, meaning that he won’t be here for the remaining couple of games of the 2019/20 season when that eventually gets completed.
When the news first came out a few days ago, fans seemed to be split on whether or not this was a good move, whereas now there seemed to be a different mood amongst them, with many of them concerned about how big a squad we are going to have going into 2020/21.
Are you concerned about the size of the squad?
We joining a 5 a side league?
— Dan Lewis (@DanLewi67598768) June 10, 2020
Disappointing. Do we have a squad for the remaining games seriously? 🤷🏻♂️ I mean we aren’t even safe yet
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) June 10, 2020
Which, we know, is quite unlikely.
— Gary J. Richards (@TheGJRichards) June 10, 2020
Something big deffo going on this summer with all the players leaving, Pep gone, Jude likely. Worried there will be a repeat of Harry’s transfer window
— KW (@Kieran994245761) June 10, 2020
Have we got enough players to put out a starting 11 😂 #dongout
— Joe Stewart (@joe_stu1) June 10, 2020
I think saying we’re down to the bare bones now would be an exaggeration.
— Elliot Maynard (@maynard_elliot) June 10, 2020
Wouldn't be that fussed but our squad is so thin in pretty much every department already, big summer needed
— Sam Robinson (@srobinson_photo) June 10, 2020
What about you? What do you make of this news?