Portman Road

Next Game

Ipswich v M'boro

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Riverside Stadium

Last Game

M'boro 2 - 0 Derby

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Vossen wants Boro move

Jelle Vossen says he wants Genk to let him join Middlesbrough after they turned down a new bid from the Championship club.

Last Updated: 18/07/14 at 15:51 Post Comment

Jelle Vossen: Wants to move abroad

Jelle Vossen: Wants to move abroad

Boro have a long-standing interest in the Belgium international striker having first made a move for him in the summer of 2013.

They returned with a €4million (£3.2m) bid over the weekend, but that was quickly rebuffed by Genk and the offer drew criticism from their chairman Herbert Houben.

Genk, who turned down €7million (£5.6m) from Russian club Rubin Kazan in January, want closer to €10million (£7.9m) for their captain, but the player is far from happy with the club's stance and wants them to let him leave.

"I'm bitterly disappointed at what Genk's president said. He gave the impression it's all about the money. I'd expected some more respect," Vossen told Het Belang van Limburg.

"In January, Rubin Kazan had offered Genk seven million plus add-ons. Genk rejected it and I didn't make a war. We've made the agreement that if there was a good bid in the summer, I would be allowed to go.

"We put an amount on paper and I must admit it's higher than four million [which Middlesbrough offered], but there was that promise. It's a shame they don't want to fulfil it.

"Four million is a good amount for a Belgian striker, and the add-ons aren't included. If they're waiting for a bid of seven million, they could be waiting for a long time. Certainly after last season. I've lost my place in the World Cup squad and we aren't even playing in the Europa League. I'm ready for a transfer abroad and I would find Middlesbrough a good challenge."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Burnley: 'We're still underdogs' says manager Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche says Burnley will remain underdogs for most of their games but will at least "be taken more seriously".

Louis van Gaal: I'll ignore Sir Alex Ferguson and chase perfection at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal will continue to demand more from Manchester United despite Sir Alex Ferguson telling him: 'It's results that count'.

Manchester United: Marouane Fellaini was made scapegoat

Marouane Fellaini claims he was the scapegoat for Man United's poor 2013/14 season because he was David Moyes' signing.

Mail Box

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property