Kris Boyd and William Gros sign new Kilmarnock contracts
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Kilmarnock have secured strikers Kris Boyd and William Gros on new contracts.
Former Rangers and Middlesbrough striker Boyd, who has 18 caps for Scotland and is the Scottish Premier League's record goalscorer, has signed a one-year deal.
The 21-year-old Gros, who joined the Ayrshire club in 2010, has signed a new three-year contract.
Boyd, 29, made nine appearances for Kilmarnock last season, scoring three goals after signing a short-term deal.
The striker began his senior career with the Ayrshire club and started his second spell at Rugby Park in February after leaving Portland Timbers.
Frenchman Gros has netted two goals in 40 appearances for Kilmarnock.
He had been linked with a move to Oldham Athletic, who are managed by former Kilmarnock midfielder Lee Johnson.
Boyd will not be on big money, as he has made millions over the years and will not have too many options.
A proven goal scorer, a fit Boyd could score 20 plus. So, potentially, a great signing for Killie.
@40 Bad. Find and develop the next generation, sell them on and make money. The players you mention have had their time. Free or not they will be the highest earners at their clubs more often than not. Waste of total budget, you need to consider the whole package of a transfer, not just the initial fee
McManus, Thompson, Boyd, McFadden. All players signed for 6 figure sums, now plying their trade on the cheap, some for free!
Good or bad?
Boyd last season was hungrier than I have seen him. He has also stated on more than one occasion that he was keen to stay in Killie to be close to family.
Both excellent signing and along with Barr i think its been a good close season so far
On Boyd, a case of a wasted career methinks.
@6 That's a bit harsh, name a footballer these days who isn't? It's a short career. You are talking rubbish about no one else touching him. Say something positive? Maybe you can't.
@52 I moved to Glasgow for uni 9 years ago and have kept my season ticket since I left. Are you sure that does not make me a fan? I was born 20 mins from La Roselada also. You may think it's crazy but if you attend the big 2 plus 2 other games, it's the same money
On that basis seeing as the team I support play alongside Real and Barca (just like Killie play alongside celtic) and are the best 2 sides in the world, you're point is??