Middlesbrough turned down the chance of re-signing Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah on loan before the transfer window closed, according to the Birmingham Mail.
Boro had agreed a season-long loan deal with the Midlands club for the 30-year-old, and the player was even travelling to Rockliffe Park to seal a move back to Teesside.
However, it seems manager Tony Pulis didn’t want the player on a permanent basis, and when Adomah asked for a purchase clause to be included in the loan deal, the move collapsed.
The Ghanaian international is however still deemed surplus to requirements by Villa. The wide man wanted a new deal in the summer, but the club were reluctant to give him a new contract.
That initially prompted Adomah to look around for a new team, and with his status at the club unchanged, it looks likely he’ll be leaving Villa Park sooner rather than later.
He was still playing regularly for the club up until Deadline Day, but he was absent from the 4-1 loss to Sheffield United at the weekend due to injury. Whether he’ll return to the first team following his failed move to Boro, we’ll have to wait and see.