Joe Bryan walked out on Aston Villa to join Premier League Fulham – and Bristol City couldn’t resist a cheeky swipe at their Championship rivals.
The Robins’ social media team have become famous for their goal gifs, of which the left-back featured occasionally last season, and they tweeted one final Bryan gif following his move to Fulham.
Bryan had agreed personal terms with Villa and only needed to sign on the dotted line on Wednesday before he and his agent discovered Fulham’s interest.
They ditched discussions with Steve Bruce and legged it to Craven Cottage as a result.
Here’s the gif in question…
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson, who riled Villa fans with his comments after their 5-0 defeat at Villa Park in January, is happy to see Bryan move on to a Premier League side.
He said: “After 16 years it’s going to be strange not having Joe Bryan at Bristol City.
“Like Bobby Reid, Joe is a credit, not only to himself, but to every coach and member of staff who played a part in his development.
“I am sure City fans will be gutted to see him go but they should be happy that he was another one of their own who has come through our academy and now has the opportunity to play in the Premier League.”
Source : BirminghamMail