Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on Luke Thomas’s move to Barnsley.

The club’s official website confirmed earlier how Thomas has joined the Tykes on a four-year contract, pending EFL approval. The Derbyshire Telegraph claims the Rams could net £1.2 million from the deal.

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Many expected Thomas to break into Derby’s senior squad this season after an impressive loan spell at Coventry City. Last season, the winger scored five times in 44 games for the Sky Blues.

The transfer has come as a surprise, and Derby fans have taken to Twitter to have their say.

The general reaction from supporters at Pride Park is that the Rams didn’t give Thomas a chance. The 20-year-old only made a couple of Championship substitute appearances for the club.

Derby have plenty of gaps to fill this summer after the departures of key players. Harry Wilson returned to Liverpool following his successful loan spell, leaving Derby short in wide options.

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Many feel Mason Bennett is more effective through the middle, leaving Tom Lawrence and last season’s summer signing Florian Jozefzoon as the only natural wide players in Derby’s senior squad.

Thomas was cited as a potential option ahead of next season. However, his exit raises questions as to whether Derby will use the cash to fund potential future signings this summer.

Frank Lampard will be hoping Derby’s 2017-18 Young Player of the Year doesn’t come back to haunt him. Barnsley will be one of the Rams’ opponents next term after winning promotion from League One, and they will be excited by Thomas’s potential.

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