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Burnley X-Files: Amougou for Boro?

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has reportedly opened discussions with former Burnley defender Andre Amougou.

Amougou (the artiste formerly known as Bikey) is understood to be close to agreeing a move to the Riverside following his release from Turf Moor at the end of last season.

The 27 year old attracted the eye of Mowbray last season and came close to joining Boro on loan. That fell through though and the out-of-favour centre back instead had a spell on loan at Bristol City.

It looks like this time though Mowbray has got his man on a permanent deal.

We wish him well!

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 4 2012

Time: 9:44AM

Your Comments

I just dont understand why a player of his ability could just walk away for nothing from us. It was obviously a problem with his attitude, but we should have sorted things out because he was capable of so much.
AdamBurnleyFan
He was our most talented defender, but for whatever reason, something wasnt right. For me, he made to many mistakes on the pitch which always took away from what had previously been excellent performances. I wish him well also.
Claretdale
Adam - I am sure he was available at a fee, certainly back in January, quite possibly a year ago. Boro presumably think he's now worth a punt on a free, and probably on a lower salary than if they had paid us money for the privilege of whatever contract he had been on. But presumably they didn't think he's worth any more of a gamble than that. Or maybe they did make an offer in January at a lower weekly, but Andre said, 'no thanks, I'll take what's left of my PL salary and move on in my own time, rather than move on to a lower salary earlier'. For me, his time on the Turf was one of happy memories and frustration in about equal measure; and sadly that's not good enough. I wish him well, but not to the extent of him finding that consistency in ways that help Boro finish above us. Overall the story is a good illustration of how, in football, spending money doesn't always mean goods will be delivered. On the subject of which, did anyone hear this morning on R4 Today the US financier comment on MU being floated on a US stock exchange? His advice was unequivocal: don't invest! In his opinion football shares are nothing more than a highly efficient financial vehicle for moving cash out of people's pockets and into players' pockets! Ouch.
Couch Potato
Good player for us but looked a bit casual at times. I understand that approach was in evidence off the field too. Hope he does find a club - certainly wish him well.
RickersTwickers
A loose Cannon Like Mario ? (not)
Grimsby Claret
Well documented he was my favourite player. It goes without saying I wish him well where ever he goes and I hope he finds a coaching staff that can smooth over the rough corners.
VinRogue
What a partnership we could have had with him and Jason Shackell. Oh well, Im sure one of our other three CBs will step up next season.
AdamBurnleyFan
I am far away and relying on search engines, I can find Woodgate signing but no news of Andre? Maybe he is still a free agent?
VinRogue
All seems to have gone quiet the Boro link. Wonder if its fallen through? VR is right about Woodgate. The defender has agreed a three-year contract at the Riverside after passing a medical on Friday so not sure where that leaves Andre?
turfmanphil
I think there was more to it than 'rough edges'. Not convinced Howe and Amougou saw eye to eye. I am with VR on this. He was and could be a good centre back apart from the odd Bikey moment. Someone like Boro wouldn't be interested in him if he was a duffer
turfmanphil
Being casual almost every time has had possession pretty well nullified the good bits of his game. Good decision to get shot.
Mike Mada
 

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