Middlesbrough FC news and transfer rumours: Fresh Harold Moukoudi report plus Leeds man reacts to setback

Middlesbrough defender Harold Moukoudi could be allowed to leave Saint-Etienne permanently this summer, according to reports in France.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 2:37 pm
Defender Harold Moukoudi signed for Middlesbrough on loan in January.

The 22-year-old centre-back signed for the Teessidrs on loan last month and has impressed head coach Jonathan Woodgate over the last two weeks.

Moukoudi joined Saint-Etienne on a free transfer from Le Harve at the start of the season but wasn’t playing regularly in Ligue 1.

And according to French paper Le10Sport, Saint-Etienne are now preparing for a summer clear out under former Leicester boss Claude Puel.

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The report claims Moukoudi is one of the players who could be allowed to leave, along with former Sunderland duo Yann M’Vila and Wahbi Khazri.

Forshaw to undergo surgery

Former Boro midfielder Adam Forshaw will miss the rest of the season as he prepares to fly to the United States for hip surgery.

The 28-year-old left Boro to join Leeds in 2018 but hasn’t played for the Whites since the end of September.

A club statement from Leeds said: "Knowing surgery was likely to end his season, Forshaw and the Leeds United medical team have explored every possible alternative action.

"Unfortunately all parties have now decided the time has come for Adam to go under the knife to allow him to return in time for pre-season."

Forshaw added: "It's been the worst period of my career.

"Being around the lads all day and not being able to help them on the pitch has been really hard to take mentally.

"I first felt the injury in pre-season, but I was desperate to keep going and since September I've worked really hard with the medical team to try and find an alternative to surgery.”

Charlton ticket details

Finally, tickets for Boro’s trip to Charlton on Saturday, March 7 (3pm kick-off) will go on sale next week.

Tickets will go on sale to supporters with 70 priority points or more on Tuesday, February 18 from 10am.

Supporters with 15 priority points or more will be able to buy tickets from 10am on Wednesday, February 19.

Tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday February 20.

Boro have received 2,000 away tickets for the match.