‘Didn’t see this coming,’ ‘Shambles’ – Plenty of Grimsby fans react to latest club news

Grimsby Town’s 18-year-old striker Rumarn Burrell has joined Championship side Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee, as reported by the Grimsby Telegraph.

Dean, who was only offered pro terms with the Mariners in April, made his breakthrough at the end of the season with Michael Jolley experimenting with his side as they settled for a midtable finish.

He was yesterday linked with a £100,000 switch to Boro, with the deal confirmed shortly afterwards for an ‘undisclosed fee’, standard practice in the EFL these days.

Burrell made four late appearances as a sub against Stevenage, Colchester, Notts County and Crewe. During those brief run outs, he clearly caught the eye of the Boro scouts and the deal was quickly sealed.

It’s been hit with mixed reaction from the Grimsby fans. Most are delighted for the lad, securing a professional deal at such a big club, but others are wondering exactly what has become of their club. Not so long ago the Mariners were a Championship staple, but these days they’re struggling to get out of the bottom half of the basement division.

With them selling off their crown jewels, some fans don’t see how they’re going to progress.

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