Leeds United have confirmed the loan signing of Mustapha Carayol from Championship high-flyers Middlesbrough. The winger joins on a deal until the end of the season and is eligible to face Rotherham United in the FA Cup tomorrow.
The 27-year-old had spent the first half of the season on loan at Championship rivals Huddersfield Town, but after returning to the Riverside Stadium he has now been granted another move to another Championship club.
The skilful and tricky wide man is hoping to be an instant success with the Elland Road faithful and cannot wait to pull on the famous White shirt and do what he loves best,
“This is a great opportunity for me to come here and hopefully play some regular football at a very big club.
I know the gaffer and Paul Raynor from my time at Crawley and I am looking forward to working with both of them again.
It was a move which happened very quickly and one which I am delighted to have been able to finalise so soon.
I’m looking forward to meeting up with the lads, I’ve got my first training session this morning and I’m available to play in the cup should I be picked.
I’d love to make my debut at Elland Road in front of the Leeds United supporters. I’ve played there before and I know what it’s all about. It’s a special place to play football.”
The Gambian international began his professional career at MK Dons, before linking up with Evans and Raynor in a productive loan move to Crawley Town. Several spells around various Conference and League Two clubs followed before earning his big move to Middlesbrough in 2012 from Bristol Rovers. More loan moves followed at Brighton and most recently Huddersfield, and he is now looking to make his fifth loan move of his career his best one yet.