'Was class for Cardiff' 'Hasn’t done enough': Middlesbrough fans split on upcoming contract call
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is set to be out of contract at Middlesbrough this summer – but should he be offered a new deal at the Riverside?
The former Cardiff wideman signed a short-term deal with the Teessiders in January and has made nine appearances since, scoring once.
We asked Boro fans on our Middlesbrough FC - Hartlepool Mail Facebook page if they would offer Mendez-Laing a new deal.
Here are some of the responses.
Steven Sharp said: No, hasn't even got fit in four months
Michael Singh added: It’s worth a punt, I mean if he ain’t demanding too much of a wage. We should definitely tie Marvin down with a 12 month deal he deserves it
Joe Stewart commented: Yes anyone with any background on Championship football knows a fully fit and firing Mendez Laing is a problem for any team. I hope he’s kept for sure!
Paul Nicholas replied: Personally I’d rather go for a younger more hungrier type of player.
Ian Harland posted: Absolutely!! A good pre-season behind him he will be a real player at this level. Think it’s time to trust in the gaffer. This season might have ended with a little disappointment but that is only because our expectations have risen due to the massive improvements on the previous season
Greg Cattermole agreed: Get him fully fit with a good pre season and not a stupid contract and I'd give him a two year deal, was class for Cardiff few years ago
David Smith responded: Yes, on a play per pay deal.
Nick Bramley thinks: Short term - half a season. Hasn’t shown enough to earn anything more but a pre-season might make a difference
Dan Coupland suggested: Would be a good squad player. Give him a year with an option of another year if he does well.
Andrea C Williams answered: Yes definitely! Seen flashes of what he's capable of!
Matty Hi disagreed: It's a no for me. Like some of his creativity and willingness to go at defenders but hasn’t done enough for me!
Colin Fryett admitted: Can't really give an opinion on him as not seen enough of him, will let Warnock decide if he's good enough