Derby County academy graduate Morgan Whittaker joined Swansea City on transfer deadline day for a fee believed to be around £700,000.

Whittaker was a star performer in the Rams’ academy, scoring 31 and assisting 13 goals in 53 appearances for the U18s – form which he was unfortunately unable to recreate during his limited first team opportunities.

The 20-year-old was handed his senior debut in August 2019, making a late cameo appearance in the Rams’ 1-0 victory over Scunthorpe United in the Carabao Cup.

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Whittaker went on to make a further 32 appearances in the following season and a half.

He registered one goal and one assist during his time with in the first team, both coming on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign as Derby triumphed 3-1 over Birmingham City.

Some feel letting Whittaker leave so early could be a mistake, whereas others feel the decision to sell the Englishman was a no-brainer.

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The transfer has certainly split opinions, here’s what a selection of Derby supporters had to say on Twitter.

Whittaker has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Swans and will link up with fellow ex-Ram Kieron Freeman who also made the move to Wales on deadline day.

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