Middlesbrough keeper Dejan Stojanovic has joined FC Ingolstadt on loan for the rest of the season.
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) December 31, 2021
The 28-year-old joined Boro in January 2020, but he has struggled to establish himself as a regular, making just eight league appearances for the Teesside outfit.
Stojanovic fell out of favour under Neil Warnock and he spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan at Bundesliga II team St Pauli, where he impressed.
And, the stopper is back at that level now, with Boro announcing on their official site that Stojanovic will link up with Ingolstadt.
Even though the Austrian-born keeper was on the bench for Chris Wilder’s first two games, he has failed to make the matchday squad in recent weeks, with Joe Lumley and Luke Daniels ahead of him in the pecking order.
As well as that, the new boss made the decision to recall Sol Brynn from his loan spell at Queen of the South yesterday, so Boro are well-stocked in that department moving forward even if no new additions are made.
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This seems like the best move for all parties. Firstly, the player will just want to get some game time and that’s not going to happen at Boro, so he needs to move away.
Whilst we don’t know the ins and outs of the deal, it’s likely that they will be paying a percentage of his wage which will free up some funds too.
In an ideal world, Stojanovic will impress which could lead to a permanent move away in the summer as it’s clear he has no long-term future under Wilder.
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