It was not too hard to see it coming but Kayserispor manager Shota Arveladze has today conceded defeat in his bid to sign former Rangers star Kris Boyd, who doesn’t want to play in Turkey.
Kris Boyd – doesn’t want to move to Turkey
There was news earlier this week that Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has already talked to Boyd’s agents about a possible move to the Lancashire club.
The news being reported on this too long running saga, is that three English clubs are still interested – Blackburn. Newcastle and Middlesbrough.
Arveladze reportedly offered the Rangers striker, a £4M deal over two years to join the Turkish club, and he said today:
“It is 95% certain now that Kris won’t be coming and, of course, I am disappointed because I wanted him in my team,” Arveladze told the Scottish Daily Mail. “He didn’t even want to come out here and see the place.”
“I don’t know why. I don’t know if it is because he wants to stay in Britain or if there’s now a chance he’ll remain at Rangers.”
The reason Kris didn’t travel out there was that Arveladze told him not too come, unless he was going to sign for them – so he obviously took his advice.
Would you believe Middlesbrough are reported to be leading the chase for the 26-year-old, but we find it hard to believe that he would want to sign for a Championship club, and unless Newcastle are really interested it looks like Kris will end up with big Sam at Blackburn Rovers.
Chris said this morning that things were moving forward in the transfer market so we don’t know if we can read into that, that he is negotiating for the Scotland International striker – no idea at all.
We will wait in hope.