Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is preparing for life without striker Martin Braithwaite , with the 27-year-old Dane currently in Spain looking to secure a loan move to La Liga with Leganes, as reported in the Hartlepool Mail.
Braithwaite has been at the Riverside since 2017, when he was brought in by Garry Monk, but handed in a transfer request in the summer when Leganes expressed an interest in him and though that deal fell through, it looks like it could be resurrected.
So is this a bad move for Boro, if Pulis allows Braithwaite to leave?
It is but I can understand it.
Braithwaite has wanted away for a while and whilst I rate him as a player there’s no point keeping him.
I’d imagine a permanent move in the summer could be on the cards.
Yes, but it doesn’t surprise me.
Pulis seems intent on driving Boro down.
I can’t fathom how he’s letting a player like Braithwaite go when they’re not scoring enough goals.
I’d be fuming if I were a Riverside regular.
This is not a surprise.
Braithwaite clearly doesn’t want to be plying his trade at Middlesbrough, so it makes sense for Boro to offload him in this window.
A classy player on his day, he could have offered so much more for the Championship side.