December 2, 1975
Middlesbrough today paid the highest transfer fee in their history when they paid over £70,000 for Phil Boersma, the Liverpool striker. Boersma (26) will make his debut for Middlesbrough at home to Manchester United on Saturday.
Middlesbrough manager Jack Charlton agreed terms with Boersma yesterday, and the move was finalised when the 5ft. 10in. tall forward travelled to Teeside this morning. Boersma joined Liverpool as a teenager, but for long periods was understudy to John Toshack although he made 20 senior appearances and scored six goals last season. At one stage he went on loan to Wrexham, playing five games for them.
Altogether the Kirkby-born Boersma scored 29 goals in 98 appearances for Liverpool.
(Source: Aberdeen Evening Expess: December 2, 1975; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited