Boro seal King deal

Published Add your comment

Football News

Middlesbrough have agreed to sign Wigan striker Marlon King on loan until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old, who has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Hull, is expected to join up with the Teessiders over the weekend after travelling to the North East to tie up his move.

Manager Gareth Southgate said: "We have an agreement with Wigan and with the lad (King) that he should join us over the weekend on a six-month loan deal until the end of the season."

Boro also hope to push through 23-year-old midfielder Ben Watson's £2million switch from Crystal Palace by the end of the day.

Southgate added: "Ben has been here, he has been having a medical and a look around.

"We have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace and we are hopeful that we can tie the deal up by the end of the day."

Southgate is aware there is interest from elsewhere in Watson, but is hopeful his club's move has been decisive.

Meanwhile, Southgate also confirmed Wigan have been given permission to talk to Egypt striker Mido after enquiring about a loan move, but insisted that was separate to the King deal.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Ben Watson
Premier League
Marlon King
Gareth Southgate
Wigan Athletic
Crystal Palace
Hull City
Ben Watson

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again