Bailey's move to Boro imminent
It looks like Nicky Bailey will sign for Gordon Strachan at Middlesbrough
tomorrow for £1.4m, how that fee is made up we don't know. £200k up front and the rest dependent on Boro winning the Champions League? Probably.
Nonetheless Bailey moving is no surprise, all of us knew once he blazed the ball into the Covered End from the spot, it'll be his last kick of a ball in a Charlton shirt.
It's a fair price though, I was expecting a lot less but competition from Celtic, Southampton and Norwich helped the board's and undoubtedly the players' negotiation position.
26 goals from 103 matches, one times player of the year, one season as captain, often an inspiration, sometimes irritating but in an era when too many players have not given a toss, that criticism could never be aimed at Nicky. The very best of luck to him. Who is next I wonder?