Turnbull Set To Leave Boro

Turnbull Set To Leave Boro

Middlesbrough FC goal keeper Ross Turnbull is set to leave the club this summer, after handing in a transfer request.

The English goal keeper has rejected an offer of a new deal after making 22 Premier League appearances last season.

Turnbull has been linked with a move to Chelsea FC, however the player has stated his desire to move to play regular first team football.

"Ross has written and told us that he's rejected our contract offers and he will be free from the end of June to join whichever club he chooses," Keith Lamb told the club's official website.

"We didn't want Ross to leave, we've been negotiating with him and his agent for the last eight months. We felt he had a future at Middlesbrough and we made him a number of offers over the last 12 months."

"They were exceptional offers for a goalkeeper who has played less than 30 games for Middlesbrough's first team. Each one was rejected by Ross and his advisors and consequently he has now informed us that it is his intention to pursue his career elsewhere."

"The reason Ross consistently gave us was that he wanted to play regular first-team football."

I assume Ross will be going to a club where he will get regular first-team football. But we don't know who that club will be, time alone will tell. We wish him well and hope it works out for him.

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