Div Posted August 31, 2021 Share Posted August 31, 2021 9 hours ago, Norrie82 said: 300k - dearie me what’s the point . McGrath a top operator and Irish international being sold for 300k. Last year or not that represents a really poor deal . I do wish the bullshit rhetoric from the management about not selling on the cheap would just stop. We always lose our best players for a pittance and 300k for a full international is a steal for a club like Middlesbrough who’s training ground is worth more than our whole club . Don’t get too wound up about £300k, that is purely a guess on my part, I don’t have a clue what Boro have offered. We’ve knocked back a good few bids already so maybe it will be more than I think. We aren’t in a great bargaining position though since he only has a year left of his deal and we will get nothing next Summer. If he goes for a few hundred grand and that allows us to bring in 3 or 4 new players in key positions though, it would (in my opinion) probably be worth the sacrifice as I’m not massively convinced we are equipped to avoid a relegation fight as things stand even with Jamie in there. Having said that, We’ve only really lost JDH and Durmus (and I guess Connolly as an impact sub) from the squad that performed so well last season, and we’ve improved in other areas (Main for me is an upgrade on Obika and Tanser has been very good so far). I don’t think we’re a million miles away, but we do urgently need pace, width and someone to link middle to front like JDH did. If we can get those missing holes filled it could transform this team. If we don’t address those issues though we are going to continue to struggle. Big day ahead for us. 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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