Frustration Grows For Middlesbrough As Deadline Day Looms
Posted by John Smith | Published on January 30, 2017
Going into the Winter Transfer Window, it became increasingly obvious that Aitor Karanka needed to bring some fresh new faces to the Riverside Stadium to support their bid in remaining in England’s top footballing division for another season.
Whilst Rudy Gestede and Patrick Bamford have already been purchased, all of The Boro’s top targets for the window have failed to spring into shape with some supporters beginning to panic before the deadline on Tuesday.
Robert Snodgrass, Bojan Krkic and Jese Rodriguez were all looked upon to join up with Karanka, but all of which have failed to meet completion. Middlesbrough’s attempt of signing Snodgrass was cut short as the Scotsman joined West Ham, Bojan ended up moving across to German side FSV Mainz 05 on loan, and there has been no concrete move for Rodriguez to arrive in England.
After failing to meet their primary targets, Middlesbrough soon took interest in Fulham’s Tom Cairney but were halted after Slaviša Jokanović revealed the midfielder was not for sale. With Gaston Ramirez looking more and more likely to leave North Yorkshire before tomorrow’s deadline, it looks all but set that Middlesbrough are facing a stressful situation as they need to bring in some key players before the clock strikes 11 pm for tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.