Brentford fans on Twitter have given a mixed reaction to the news that former captain Harlee Dean is nearing a move to Birmingham.
The two clubs have agreed a fee of around £2m and the 26-year-old is due to have a medical on Tuesday.
Some Bees supporters praised Dean for his contribution since joining from Southampton in 2012, but others felt he was easily replaceable.
As if Harlee Dean is going to Birmingham. Zero upgrade in terms of ambition and quality. Money talks, zero loyalty left in football
— Christian Taylor (@cajt111) August 29, 2017
Harlee Dean gone haha our defence is going to be even more of a shambles
— Ben (@BKben98) August 29, 2017
If it’s true disappointed Dean going to Birmingham, hardly a great career move so must be for money #Brentford
— Paul Fuller (@fullerp1) August 29, 2017
Cheers for everything skip. @OfficialHDean. Why we never just gave him the money he wanted, I will never know!
— Scott James Whittart (@miniwhits5) August 29, 2017
I honestly only want players who want to be at #Brentfordfc. If Harlee wants to move to earn more money then so be it. Same with Jota
— HeadlessBee (@pjheadless) August 29, 2017
Harlee Dean is a very replaceable player, average centre back and always has a mistake in him. Always felt if he leaves we could replace
— MajesticMacleod (@BeesOpinions) August 29, 2017
So, Harlee Dean’s off to Birmingham. (Shrugs)
— TonyCross (@Lokster71) August 29, 2017
Birmingham fans largely were pleased with the news, after their attempts to sign Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint were rebuffed.
Very Happy with Harlee Dean. The type of signings we should be making and for a very sensible fee #bcfc
— Joe Hinton (@joephinton) August 29, 2017
— Swanny (@CheCheOkocha) August 29, 2017
— Jake Woodward-Jones (@bcfcwoody97) August 29, 2017