Neil Warnock quizzed on Fulham loanees Neeskens Kebano and Marcus Bettinelli as Middlesbrough boss prepares for player talks

Neil Warnock will speak to all of his players at Middlesbrough over the next few days to discuss their futures at the club.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 10:00 am

Three Boro players, Neeskens Kebano, Marcus Bettinelli and Yannick Bolasie, are coming to the end of their loan deals at Boro, while Marvin Johnson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and goalkeeper Jordan Archer will be out of contract.

It seems unlikely that Bettinelli and Kebano, who are both on loan from Fulham, will return to Boro next season.

When asked about the pair following Boro’s 3-0 defeat by Wycombe, Warnock said: “I’m going to see everybody next week. Some tomorrow, some Monday and the odd one Tuesday.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Neeskens Kebano playing for Middlesbrough.

“We’ll probably make some sort of statement later on in the week.

“I’m going to be speaking to everybody over the next two or three days, youngsters included.

“We’ll then let you know what I’ve been saying to them but it’s only fair that I speak to them first before we announce anything, whether they are staying or going.”

Bolasie’s future remains unclear as the winger, who has become a popular figure on Teesside, will be out of contract at Everton this summer.

The 31-year-old could have moved to Turkey before joining Boro in January and has been enjoying his football at the Riverside.

When asked about Bolasie last month, Warnock said: “It’ll depend on what offers Yannick gets, I suppose. I’ve spoken to him about the situation.

"I don’t think he’ll get a Premier League club if I’m honest, so it’ll probably come down to whether he wants to play in the Championship or whether he’d rather go abroad.”

A message from the Football Clubs Editor

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Middlesbrough coverage 365 days a year.

This depth of coverage costs, so to help us maintain the high-quality reporting that you are used to, please consider taking out a subscription to our new sports-only package here.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor