'Best transfer window in a long time': Middlesbrough fans react as Ravel Morrison arrives from Sheffield United
Middlesbrough have added two new faces to their squad on transfer deadline day, with playmaker Ravel Morrison and centre-back Harold Moukoudi arriving on loan from Sheffield United and Saint Etienne respectively.
The double signing means Boro have brought in five players this month, with Patrick Roberts, Lukas Nmecha and goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic also joining up with Jonathan Woodgate’s side.
Many Boro fans appear pleased with this month’s business and were quick to react when the Morrison deal was completed on Friday night.
Here are some of the responses from social media:
@1MarkPolley: best transfer window in a long time. Great work by the recruitment team
@Smithy_MFC84: It’s unusual to be in this position, we’re usually feeling deeply underwhelmed after a transfer window, especially a January one, but credit where it’s due to the #Boro recruitment/board this time round. Woodgate has some options now, experience, a bit of flair and depth.
@brucierioch: Signing Ravel Morrison till the end of the season is a Win Win for #boro imo. He gets his head down & performs we have a player, he doesn't its adios. Win Win. Yes i know the lads had problems but he knows hes probably in last chance saloon, so i say. Goodluck to the lad.
@theweldon88: Probably the best window we've had for a while
@Matt_Rowney: Woodgate wouldn't bring him to the club if he didnt think his head was in it. He clearly has potential, hopefully Woody can bring it out of him!
@tom_mcgarry17: Welcome @morrisonravel ! Could we finally have our replacement for Gaston?
@Coombs2Joseph: Judge Ravel Morrison on his actions in a boro shirt. Forget about his past, its what he does now that matters
@TomFlight: Fascinated how this will turn out. Welcome Ravel.
@Adrian_tribe: All the talent in the world this lad. Hope he finally gets to show it on the pitch
@YusufBoroFan: GK: Pears, Mejias, Stojanovic RWB Spence, Dijksteel LWB Coulson, Johnson CB Fry, Ayala, Shotton, Friend, Moukoudi, Wood CM Wing, Saville, McNair, Howson, Clayton AM Roberts, Tav, Morrison ST Fletcher, Britt, Nmecha, Rudy Squad’s not too bad with the 5-3-2 formation