BILLERACY Town forward Toyosi Olusanya is set to complete a move to Middlesbrough, the manager of their club has revealed. 

After a week of reports suggested Boro had made an approach for the 23-year-old, the news was confirmed by Billeracy Town manager Kevin Watson after their National League South defeat to Bath City on the opening day.

Olusanya was absent from the squad for the 3-0 defeat. 

Olusanya began his career at AFC Wimbledon before playing for a host of non-league clubs including Walton Casuals, Fleet Town and Gosport Borough before signing for Billeracy at the start of last season. 

“I think we can clear that situation up" said Watson. 

“T has had a wonderful pre-season. Before any approach came in for him I offered him a new contract which did double his money.

“But the advice he got, and he is a great lad, the advice Toyosi (Olusanya) got was that he shouldn’t sign that contract.

“That’s difficult for us to accept but he gave us his word that he wouldn’t speak to any clubs in our league or the one above and he’d be only interested in moves to league clubs.

“I advised him that he should stay, get a full season under his belt. Play regular football which he’s not done in the previous five or six seasons and then basically if he carried on doing what he was doing, has a good season or good three quarters of a season, he could write his own contract based on wherever he wanted to go and what he was doing.

“However, Middlesbrough came in with an approach and how can you stand in a lads way when a Championship club comes in for you.

“He goes with our best wishes. Obviously it’s a real blow to us.

“Hopefully he can make a real impact up there."