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  • Boro Doug Boro Doug Jun 11, 2008 19:47 Flag

    Summer Transfers start!

    Sky Sports understands that French midfielder Didier Digard is undergoing a medical Middlesbrough.

    The Paris Saint Germain star has emerged as Gareth Southgate's primary summer transfer target.

    Southgate confirmed his interest on Wednesday and it appears a deal is now close to completion.

    Sky Sports has learnt that Digard has arrived in the North East to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with Boro.

    No idea who this guy is or how good he is. Anyone seen him play?

    Ahh the excitment of the transfer window starts!

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    • I am a little surprised to see Lee Catermole being allowed to leave although £3.5m seems a more than fair price. Steve Bruce is a good judge of football-flesh and I wonder if he can see something Southgate can't. Would Harper be better? And why have we not made a bid for Bullard. I will be mortified if Johson is allowed to go (except on loan), I think he has the potential to be better than Downing by a mile and needs a good run in the team to be allowed to prove himself. Having a good squad certainly does sharpen up the competition for the team sheet but only if certain players are not automatic choices and others are left warming the subs bench week after week. However I am not advocating a rotating system a la Benitez.

    • I just imagined KK's mam leaning out the window shouting "he's not the Messiah...he,s a very naughty boy"

    • And your lot are so excited they haven`t bothered to reply to your question..............I, by coincedence, know who your man is and I`ve seen him play.Subsequently I can tell you that he`s err ,mm ,err ,French, aye that`s it........ Very French.

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      • Just goes to show how many friends I have!

        Nothing like a bit of French running through the team. Especially when the Germans are on the horizon.......

        May as well chat to you Davey,

        What you think of your openers and closers?


        16 Man Utd (A)

        23 Bolton (H)

        30 Arsenal (A)


        13 Hull (H)

        and you close with


        2 Liverpool (A)

        9 Middlesbrough (H)

        16 Fulham (H)

        24 Aston Villa (A)

        Boro have


        16 Tottenham (H)

        23 Liverpool (A)

        30 Stoke (H)


        13 Portsmouth (A)

        and finish with


        2 Man Utd (H)

        9 Newcastle (A)

        16 Aston Villa (H)

        24 West Ham (A)

        Think we have the slightly easier opening four games but you the final run in.

      • Too much excitement perhaps...He plays 4 Paris St Germain...although sat on the bench most of last season...at least he is young and has potential...got to be better than Rochenbach.