Bordeaux finally have their striker, and that man will be Middlesbrough’s Martin Braithwaite, according to RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi.
Revealing the information on his Twitter account, the French journalist explains the Ligue 1 side will be getting the former Toulouse striker on loan until the end of the season, who is expected to travel this evening to finalise the deal.
The 26-year-old left France for England to step out of his comfort zone, but, despite providing a decent return of five goals and two assists in 19 appearances for Boro, it appears a return to his old stomping grounds is now on the cards.
Considering Middlesbrough paid around £10m to bring the Denmark international to Riverside, there was little chance of Bordeaux getting the 26-year-old permanently, and they’ll have to simply make do with his services on a temporary basis.
The Ligue 1 side previously attempted to sign both Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic and West Ham’s Diafra Sakho, who finally got his move to Rennes after making a last ditch attempt to leave London Stadium during the dying hours of the summer transfer window.