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.
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)|
|PLAYING POSITION||Left wing|
|CURRENT CLUB||Bristol Rovers|
|SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)|
|2007–2008||Milton Keynes Dons||1||(0)|
|2007–2008||Crawley Town (loan)||26||(2)|
|2009||Kettering Town (loan)||5||(0)|
Posted on July 18, 2012, in Ex Imps, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Barnsley FC, Derby County, Leicester City, Middlesbrough FC, Mustapha Carayol transfer, Sheffield Wednesday. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.