Nicolai Boilesen has received a bit of coverage this week after The Sun made a blunder when covering a Middlesbrough transfer rumour.
They got the claim from Denmark, and instead of saying Middlesbrough wanted former Ajax player Boilesen, the English newspaper said Middlesbrough wanted Ekstra Bladet… the name of the newspaper.
Up until this morning, The Sun still hadn’t changed it, with a claim reading: ‘Former Ajax captain Ekstra Bladet, who is now a free agent, is another target as Karanka looks for cover at left-back.’
Going back to the actual Danish story: Boilesen is currently without a club. His Ajax contract ended this summer, and he hasn’t played since May 2015 after being frozen out by Ronald De Boer.
De Boer ostracised the player because Boilesen had refused to sign a contract extension, according to Ekstra Bladet. De Boer then left the club himself.
It’s a surprise nobody has snapped up the 24 year old yet. The left footer is primarily a left back, but can also play in central defence.
Anderlecht, Genk and Club Brugge are all said to be interested, as are Middlesbrough, and the footballer wants to find a club soon. A representative of Boilesen’s told Ekstra Bladet that it’s certainly not a case of him looking for the most money.
Wolves were linked with a swoop earlier this year, but there’s been no update on that track either.
Being ostracised at Ajax has clearly harmed the player’s career, and he needs to get back playing soon.