Boro Confident of Keeping Akpom Amidst Everton, Saints’ Interest


Manager Michael Carrick has insisted that Chuba Akpom is still a player of Middlesbrough amid speculation linking the in-form striker with a departure from the Riverside Stadium in the January transfer window.

After a poor start to the season, Middlesbrough are now pushing for promotion, and Carrick is aware that the Super Eagles hopeful will be vital to his plans in the second half of the season.

Akpom is having a banner season with thirteen goals in 19 games played, a tally that sees him top the scoring charts in the division.

Having put himself in the shop window, the Hale End Academy graduate is reportedly on the radar of Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace, as well as two unnamed German Bundesliga clubs.

Akpom is in the last six months of his contract but Boro hold the option to extend his deal by an additional 12 months.

In quotes relayed by TeessideLive, Carrick said : “He’s our player. We’re delighted to have Chuba. He’s been terrific since I…

Source: Thisday Newspaper