Thursday, December 9, 2021

Middlesbrough’s Boateng expects Celtic / Rangers move

Middlesborough midfielder George Boateng has stated that he expects both sides of the Old Firm to move for him this summer.

Boateng had wanted to talk to a number of clubs in the January transfer window however, manager Gareth Southgate refused the player to leave the Riverside Stadium.

The Ghanian born midfielder told the Scottish Sun: “Before the transfer window opened five clubs were seriously interested in me. Two of the clubs were from Scotland and you can guess who they are. I am told both Glasgow clubs will come back for me in the summer.”

“I wanted to talk to these clubs but Southgate didn’t allow it. I am very unhappy about this.”

“The situation is difficult but my time at Middlesborough is at an end.”

The hard-tackling midfielder joined Middlesborough for £5 million in the summer of 2002 from Aston Villa, and was captain of the side from July 2006 to January 2008. Boateng played in the vital defensive midfield role at the Riverside and produced a solid platform for Boro’ to build on.

Boateng is reportedly also being offered a route back into Dutch football by potential FC Twente boss Steve McLaren should the ex-England boss takes over at Grolsch Veste.

[Source: The Scottish Sun]

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