Forshaw For Leeds
By Rob Nichols
Thursday 18 Jan 2018 09:57:00
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SKY SPORTS are reporting that Adam Forshaw has left Boro for Leeds for a fee of around £2 million. Promising academy graduate Marcus Tavernier has joined MK Dons on loan until the end of the season. This is the start of Tony Pulis wheeling and dealing in the Transfer Window.

Adam Forshaw, joined Boro from Wigan for roughly the same fee of approximately £2m in 2015 and of course really made his mark in the early games in the Premier League last season. He looked really at home and starred in games like the away day draw at London Stadium v West Ham.

In all he made 79 appearances and scored two goals in all competitions. He will be having a medical at the Elland Road club.

Forshaw was a product of the Everton youth system, where he was first tracked by the Boro scouting system. He came back on the radar when really making his mark at Brentford.

The midfielder was frustrated for much of his Boro career finding opportunities restricted by the successful Leadbitter and Clayton midfield partnership. He did score a dramatic and vital injury time winner against Reading that helped put us back on course for promotion but goals were in short supply through his Boro career. What a moment that was though v Reading as Forshaw threaded the eye of the needle to ram the ball home through a crowded box and inside the post with time running out fast.

Meanwhile, Marcus Tavernier is joining League One MK Dons for the remainder of the season. Hopefully this will see the promising forward grab plenty of first team experience at a club with a name for bringing on young talent.

Marcus brother, James Tavernier played at MK Dons as did team mate Patrick Bamford. Hopefully this will be a great opportunity for the player that scored in the Carabao Cup at Bournemouth and in the League v Sunderland.

Tony Pulis has said that he ideally would like the first team squad trimmed to 18 outfield players, with 4 academy lads joining in the training. This is a step in that direction. It will be interesting to see who Pulis might target for incomings. Don’t expect us to break the bank though, the new boss is respectful of all the outlay in the summer. Could we be looking at an old hand or two to come in and bring their experience. Pulis himself cites Nathan Etherington and Jermaine Pennant as two players that enjoyed a late flourish to their career when he signed them for Stoke City.

 



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