Do not expect lucrative deal, Boro tell Mido

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 15 Jan 2011

Mido should not anticipate a lucrative deal if he returns to Middlesbrough, the English club say


Middlesbrough coach Tony Mowbray praised the efforts of Egyptian striker Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ to regain his fitness but warned him not to expect a lucrative deal if an agreement over his return was reached.

The 28-year old striker has been training with his former club during the past week after terminating his contract with Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam. “He asked to come in and train. He looks in decent shape and he has trained extremely hard,” Mowbray was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Mido has revealed recently that Middlesbrough had offered him the chance to remain with them until the end of the current season, but Mowbray believes the club’s financial offer may be below the player’s expectations.

“He's done double sessions every day and he's very keen to show he's fit. But Mido coming back on the contract he was on before he left last summer is not a scenario that will happen,” added the second-division side’s coach.

Mido joined Ajax last summer from Middlesbrough, but he had limited opportunities to play regularly under coach Martin Jol and successor Frank De Boer. The Pharaohs star is seeking a new club during the current transfer window amid reports that Spanish duo Deportivo De La Coruna and Espanyol are interested in signing him.

Mido’s boyhood club, Zamalek of Egypt, has also made no secret of its desire to land him.

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