Middlesbrough Carayol Bid Could Net Imps £90k

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray looks set to beat Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, Leicester City and  Barnsley to the signature of Mustapha Carayol.

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The deal between Bristol Rovers and Middlesbrough that STMI broke on July 9th looks set to reach a lucrative conclusion with the Imps netting 20% of any profit over the £35,000 we received from Rovers in August 2010. Rovers valuation stands at £500,000 and, although Mowbray will not be held to ransom, Mustapha is a long term target that he covets.  He certainly has the money and plans to add three or four more players as Boro aim to return to the  Premiership this term.  Mowbray has signed Grant Leadbitter, Stuart Parnaby, Jonathan Woodgate, Emmanuel Ledesma and Christian Burgess since the window opened 18 days ago.


We always sensed that he was destined to play higher, like Danny N’Guessan, he was one that will shine in a Championship side with quality players doing the dirty work to feed them.  Although Rovers fans will miss him if and when he does go, at least they too may benefit from a clause that tracks his future progress and success. Because this lad gets people out of their seats and that kind of passion will always be in fashion in the people’s game.


FULL NAME Mustapha Soon Carayol
DATE OF BIRTH 10 June 1989 (age 22)
PLACE OF BIRTH Banjul, Gambia
HEIGHT 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
CURRENT CLUB Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town
Macclesfield Town
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Milton Keynes Dons 1 (0)
2007–2008 Crawley Town (loan) 26 (2)
2008–2010 Torquay United 54 (6)
2009 Kettering Town (loan) 5 (0)
2010–2011 Lincoln City 37 (4)
2011– Bristol Rovers 34 (6)

Posted on July 18, 2012, in Ex Imps, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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