Matty Taylor has left Bristol Rovers to join bitter rivals Bristol City, the first player in 20 years to make the move, as part of a £300,000 move after the Robins triggered the striker's release clause.
One of the most in-form goalscorers in England right now, the 26-year-old will move up to the Championship to help keep the club from dropping down to League One where the Gas are currently in contention for a play off spot.
The nature of Taylor's transfer across the Bristol divide caught a lot of attention on Twitter and was soon trending. Here are some of the best reactions to the news...
When you hear reports Bristol City have triggered the release clause of Bristol Rovers top scorer Matty Taylor.— bet365 (@bet365) January 31, 2017
Matty Taylor walking into the Bristol City changing room for the first time like... pic.twitter.com/s7gu7V2joQ— Ball Street (@BallStreet) January 31, 2017
Matty taylor has just signed from the 3rd biggest team in bristol to the biggest team in bristol. The 2nd biggest being bristol rugby— ash (@Ash_siddall) January 31, 2017
Matty Taylor signs for Bristol City. pic.twitter.com/yDS8zfW5No— Paul Mooney (@Irish_Gas) January 31, 2017
When you hear reports Bristol Rovers top scorer Matty Taylor has joined Bristol City...— bet365 (@bet365) January 31, 2017
When you buy Matty Taylor for £300,000. pic.twitter.com/RoOAkbYJLB— JH (@BCFCJordan) January 31, 2017