Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley has responded on Twitter to comments from Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis.
Speaking in the Telegraph earlier today, the under-fire manager said: “We played Nottingham Forest the other week – we’d sold players for over £50m, Nottingham Forest had bought players in that squad that played us for over £56m.
“So, there was a £100m deficit in what the two clubs had done this season. But nobody talks about that. That’s fact.”
The Reds have done the double over Middlesbrough this season. Aitor Karanka oversaw a 2-0 victory at the Riverside in October, before the Reds defeated the play-off hopefuls 3-0 at the City Ground last month.
The only player included in O’Neill’s starting line-up against Boro that cost a significant amount of money was midfielder João Carvalho. He joined the club in the summer for a club-record fee of £13.2 million from Benfica. But apart from that, O’Neill’s line-up was largely made up of loans and free transfers.
It’s fair to say that his comments have generated a huge response from Reds supporters this afternoon. This was only exacerbated when Player of the Season Joe Lolley responded on social media.
Would love to know where these mystery £56 million worth of players have been hiding all season 😂🤨 https://t.co/X2foGARPIs
— Joe Lolley (@JLolley23) May 3, 2019
‘They were looking at your current value’
The 26-year-old winger’s tweet has led to even more Reds supporters having their say on the matter.
They were looking at your current value Joe… £25mil…
— Andrew Chard (@Chardgrills) May 3, 2019
Putrid pulis can’t cope anymore knowing his philosophies are outdated. Give a decent manager boros squad & they’d be ok . Bit like Bruce
— Steve Roe (@StephenRoe2) May 3, 2019
£15mil was Britt 😂
— Matt (@Game3Guy) May 3, 2019
He must’ve been on about your true valuation
— Raul Naylor (@notttmfails) May 3, 2019
Joe, don’t put yourself down. You’re worth £150million in Pulis eyes.
— BSN (@S1ngh32) May 3, 2019
He means you, Joe 😍
— Andrew Chester (@Andrew_Chester) May 3, 2019