UK time is: 10:44:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boro witness late deal collapse

Dutchman Marvin Emnes missed out on a deadline move to Swansea City after they opted against a cash-only move for the Middlesbrough striker.

The 24-year-old would have headed in the opposite direction had Boro been successful in hijacking Danny Graham's 5m move to Sunderland. However, Graham didn't want to consider dropping back into the Championship to rejoin his former club.

The Swans had already settled on a part-exchange deal which would have seen Boro paying the balance in cash. As it turned out Graham, 27, instead agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Stadium of Light.

But manager Tony Mowbray insisted that wasn't an indication there was money available for new signings at the Riverside when the loan window opens again next week.

"It was disappointing to see reports saying we had bid 5.5m for Danny Graham because the perception is we have that money to spend. We haven't," he assured the Northern Echo. "If we have an asset they like and they have an asset we like, no money has to exchange hands. Or there could be a bit of money we could afford."

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Boro Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 1 2013

Time: 6:56PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Middlesbrough Articles

Boro coach still puzzled (Monday September 29 2014)

Keeper pleased to keep it clean (Monday September 29 2014)

Boro have character - Karanka (Monday September 29 2014)

Karanka again proud (Saturday September 27 2014)

Boro hold on with ten-men (Saturday September 27 2014)

Stats: Charlton Athletic v Middlesbrough (Saturday September 27 2014)

Karanka warns against complacency (Friday September 26 2014)

Boro in the capital (Friday September 26 2014)

Youngster joins neighbours (Friday September 26 2014)

Karanka proud of team (Wednesday September 24 2014)

Archived Middlesbrough Articles

List All Vital Boro Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. diggerman 136

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Watford 9 5 2 2 7 17
5. Ipswich 9 5 2 2 6 17
6. Derby County 9 4 4 1 7 16
7. Middlesbrough 9 5 1 3 6 16
8. Charlton 9 3 6 0 3 15
9. Sheff Wed 9 4 3 2 3 15
10. Blackburn 9 4 2 3 0 14

Breaking League News

Rate The Ref: Derby away
Bournemouth : 30/09/2014 10:37:00
O'Grady Not For Sale But Maybe Loan
Brighton : 30/09/2014 10:31:00
Spurs Date Confirmed & Bournemouth Change
Brighton : 30/09/2014 10:30:00
Wolves vs Brentford Match Preview
Brentford : 30/09/2014 10:29:00
Waiting game for Wolves
Wolves : 30/09/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By:  Vital Boro
Yes 78%
No 22%