Middlesbrough supporters expressed their delight at the signing of Harold Moukoudi.
The defender arrives on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old Cameroon international is highly-rated by the French side after arriving at the club last summer but the decision has been made to allow him more first team football.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) January 31, 2020
Jonathan Woodgate has made no secret of his desire to bring in a defender before the end of the transfer window and described the signing of Moukoudi as ‘a coup’.
Speaking to the club website, he said: “We’re delighted to bring Harold in to the club. He’s a player we’ve been keeping an eye on and it’s a real coup that we’ve been able to bring him here.
“He’s a unit of a defender, a real big, strong lad, and he’s a quality player. He’s still young, but he has plenty of experience, having played in the top division in France, in the Europa League, and also for Cameroon.
“He’ll be a very important addition to our squad and will really increase the competition we have for places.”
As you’d expect, Jonathan Woodgate wasn’t the only man delighted by the signing as supporters took to social media to share their thoughts.
Here’s what some of them had to say.
HAROLD YOU BEAUTIFUL BOY
— CulturedCoulson (@CulturedCoulson) January 31, 2020
Welcome to the Boro !
— Allan Green (@AllanJGreen) January 31, 2020
Well Boro, this is pretty damn sexy signing. Welcome to the Boro, lad!
— Jen Hayton 🌹 (@JenniferHayton_) January 31, 2020
He’s an immense player, enjoy him fellas
— 🦦 (@NaijaHleb) January 31, 2020
We definitely have had a decent window 👏🏽
— MJ (@ShikariMFC) January 31, 2020
How much attention have you paid to Middlesbrough this season? Let’s find out!
Better than Van Dijk.
— BoroFPL (@BoroFPL) January 31, 2020