How Twitter reacted to our Almen Abdi exit story

Although perhaps inevitable amid the swift upgrading of the squad, the news we broke that Almen Abdi is on his way out of Vicarage Road was still tough to swallow for the fans who have marvelled at his midfield artistry since he joined from Udinese in 2012. Below is a selection of the tweets reacting to the news he is set to join Sheffield Wednesday.

The tweets ranged from the emotional…

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One fan wondered if the Owls could take one of Watford’s other midfielders….

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Some were more realistic, that the arrival or Abdoulaye Doucoure and the move for Sofian Boufal has pushed the Switzerland international further down the pecking order.

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Others wondered if Watford have now become a feeder club for Sheffield Wednesday who signed Lewis McGugan, Fernando Forestieri and Daniel Pudil last summer.

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While another cheekily asked if Abdi could bring another Hornet with him…

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Others wondered where Abdi sits in the club’s pantheon of midfielders…

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And finally, the From The Rookery End podcast guys appear to have got all teary-eyed by the sounds of this farewell message: