Boro chief executive Keith Lamb today hit back at claims from Bolo
Zenden that he was to blame for the Dutchman leaving Teesside this summer.
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Zenden, pictured left in Champions League action for Liverpool, can bring a wealth of experience to Sunderland says Steve Bruce DUTCH OF CLASS: Bolo
Zenden, pictured left in Champions League action for Liverpool, can bring a wealth of experience to Sunderland says Steve Bruce STEVE BRUCE believes new signing Bolo
Zenden could turn out to be the freebie of the season.
He said: "We have Stevie (Ger-rard), Momo (Sissoko) and now Bolo
is ready to play.
But he's not a straight replacement for Bolo
, which means that we haven't replaced Bolo
Zenden faces a month on the side lines with a knee injury
Boro have launched a renewed push to entice Bolo
Zenden to stay on at the Riverside Stadium.
It would also be good to see Bolo
Zenden finally commit himself fully to the club.
Newly-signed Liverpool player Bolo
Zenden was also at the event with fellow squad members Zak Whitbread, Neil Mellor and Darren Potter.
Boro should be better equipped up front and stronger at the back with the return to action of former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, though question marks still remain in the middle, especially after losing Bolo
Zenden to Liverpool.
Amid all the speculation one move which I hope does come off is a swoop for Bolo
Zenden, who is out of contract at Middlesbrough.
The 33-year-old, who shortens his first name to Bolo
, has been training with Sunderland during the international break and has impressed boss Steve Bruce.
STEVE BRUCE has hinted that he will offer Bolo
Zenden the chance to stay at Sunderland.
MIDDLESBROUGH chief executive Keith Lamb has hit back at Bolo
Zenden's claims that he was responsible for his departure to Liverpool.
But the loss of Bolo
Zenden means that he must step up his search for at least one new midfielder.