posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 12:55 PM
It looks like he will finally go, Middlesborough are believed to have won the race to sign the Yak. As the transfer window shut in January, the deal
can't be disclosed until after the season has ended. A deal has been struck between the two clubs and Mandaric feels its time to cash in on him. It
will be interesting to see what sort of fee they have agreed to as half is meant to go to the Yak's previous club, Maccabi Haifa. The Yak has yet to
agree personal terms but it would surely be the end for Joseph-Desire Job and Szilard Nemeth if he was to join the Teesiders.
There was quite a few clubs interested in him and i'll be surprised if Middlesborough have won the race to sign him. Even at Pompey, who havn't been
playing that great since Harry Redknapp left, he has managed to score alot of goals. Well worthy of a top 5 striker place in the Prem. I would have
thought the likes of Arsenal might have been interested in him, or someone with ambition like Everton. The ones who was pursuing him aswell was
Newcastle who seem to be lacking a bit upfront since Bellamy left. Shearer is going to retire and Kluivert has been quite a disappointment.
One big problem is where will it leave Pompey? They have been struggling of late and are hovering near the relegation zone. If they lose there main
goalscoring threat at the end of the season, it could be downhill for them...