Bought by Middlesbrough from Toulouse in order to bolster their attack, Martin Braithwaite’s spell at Riverside didn’t exactly last very long.
Just six months after his arrival from Ligue 1, the Denmark international returned to France, this time on loan at Bordeaux.
Yet to really have an impact on the pitch, the player is, however, settling in nicely at his new club, to the extent where he wouldn’t mind his stay to continue beyond this season if possible.
Speaking to GOLD FM, a local radio station, over the weekend, the versatile forward said, relayed by Girondins33: “I want to stay here, because I can see there are good players, in a very good club. So I see myself carrying on, because I feel very good here, well integrated, but it’s easy because everyone is so nice”.
Loaned from Middlesbrough with a view to buy, there’s every chance Bordeaux will trigger the clause, which will see Tony Pulis’ side recoup €7m of the £10m they originally invested in the 26-year-old.
During his time at Riverside, Braithwaite scored six goals and picked up two assists in 21 appearances in all competitions.
Since his return to France, he is yet to find the back of the net in his first six games, starting just three of them.