The Daily MailMiddlesbrough have agreed a £2million fee for Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson. Palace turned down an offer of about £1million from Boro yesterday, but
Gareth Southgate's club returned with an improved offer that will see
the 23-year-old move to the Riverside. Watson is out of contract at Selhurst Park at the end of the season and has refused an extension to his deal.My faith in the manager has just gone up a percentage after this crafty little purchase. Southgate obviously still has contacts at his former stomping ground and has talked his way into getting a bargain. The ginger midfielder who has an uncanny resemblance to Prince Harry is thought to be on Teesside now having a medical.The ball winning player will go straight into the squad to face Wolves if he signs in time. He has not featured this season in the F.A. Cup so he will be able to play for Boro against Wolves.Come On Boro
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