Kris Boyd To Join Middlesbrough – Transfer Saga Over

One player who will not be joining Newcastle United this summer is former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, who has agreed to join  Middlesbrough.

Kris Boyd – to sign for Middlesbrough

The Scotland striker has been linked with Newcastle since January, but Chris Hughton has never said he’s been really interested in the player and the surprise is that he wasn’t picked up by a Premier League club.

There was significant interest in the player from Turkey but Kris wanted to play in England, and although Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn Rovers were said to be interested last week, he has signed for the Championship club.

That’s a good signing for Middlesbrough and they will have to hope he can help them get promoted next season.

This is what Kris said about the move:

“I’ve had a few offers to consider and it’s been a case of talking to my family about the positives and negatives of each one,”

“Middlesbrough have always been very appealing. Strachan has big plans and has made me feel wanted. I first met him in January and he impressed me at that meeting.”

“Everything has just about been agreed and I will go through my medical today (Sunday) or tomorrow (Monday). I don’t envisage any problems and I’m looking forward to starting my Boro career.”

So one of the biggest transfer sagas  of the summer finally comes to an end.

Many of his former team-mates at Rangers will be unimpressed that he left one of Scotland’s top two clubs, for a second division club in England, but there didn’t seem to be a lot of interest in the player in the Premier League.

Kris is the leading goal-scorer of all time for Rangers, but there again there’s  a huge difference in class between the Scottish Premier League and that south of the border.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Chris F

    Jul 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #1

    cant say i’m disappointed with this, strachan seems to be building up a collection of average spl players on teesside

    not convinced he’d have added anythign different to our striking options, but if he has a good season for the smoggies, no doubt he’ll be linked with us again in january/next summer.

  • boater

    Jul 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    ed this was over a month ago when hughton announced he wasn’t coming – didn’t stop you running various articles on it since then though did it.

  • Mac

    Jul 5, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Good he’s poo

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    This was never really a saga, or atleast a saga which involved us as CH distanced us long ago.

    Cant say im dissapointed at all, sure he was on a free but there are better players out there, if he was so good Rangers would have kept him, besides its a proven fact that strikers dont have to be anything special in Scotland when you think Rangers took Guivarch from us!!

  • Chris F

    Jul 5, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    tbf Rangers wanted to keep him, but they have even less money than we do atm, plus he was determined to leave.

  • Brutooon

    Jul 6, 2010 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #6

    i never been a follower of boyd so i try to check him at the wikipedia.

    almost 300 games and around 160 goals (well scottish league was not that high standard) but still he can provide us with experience.


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