Boro CEO Neil Bausor was quick to hail a successful and exciting transfer window
after the summer deadline passed this week.
The curtain came down on the club's transfer activity on Wednesday at 11pm and Boro were able to reflect on an impressive summer of business that saw 12 new faces arrive
while five more were tied up on longer-term contracts.
Head Coach Aitor Karanka had already spoken of his delight at the speed in which new faces were added to his squad in readiness for the Premier League, and by the time the 11th hour transfer feeding frenzy came around, the majority of his squad was already in place.
“We’ve had a great transfer window,” said Bausor. “Deadline Day very often can be fraught with tension, but the benefit of doing a lot of our business has enabled us to be in a good position.
“It was of massive importance to get the squad in for Aitor. By and large the squad has had extra time to gel with a good core of group of players.
“When you make the transition to the Premier League the magnitude is larger, but a transfer is still a transfer. We were clear about what we wanted to achieve, we’ve worked through what we wanted to do, and have achieved what we wanted to achieve.”
While several clubs flapped around on deadline day looking to bolster their ranks further, a relaxed Boro confirmed Adama Traore from Aston Villa as the only addition to an already strengthened squad.
“We’ve watched Adama since we he played for Barcelona B,” revealed Bausor.
“We’ve known him for some time and hopefully he’ll bring something different to the club.”
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