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Premier League Giants Lining Up Move For Boro Teenager

Manchester United are monitoring Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier, according to reports in the English media. Scouts from the Premier League club have been sent to watch the 19-year-old over the past month as United look to strengthen their youth ranks. Tavernier initially struggled for game time under manager Tony Pulis this season but has begun …

REPORT: Middlesbrough Lining Up Deal To Sign Former Chelsea Striker

Middlesbrough are keen on signing Udinese forward Stipe Perica, according to reports in Italy. The Croatian spent three years at Chelsea without playing a single game for the Blues before being sold to Udinese for £4m in 2016. Since moving to the Bianconeri on a permanent basis, Perica hasn’t really established himself as a first …

Smith Dismisses Talk That Ghanaian Winger Could Make January Switch To Middlesbrough

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has quashed speculation that Albert Adomah will leave Villa Park in the January transfer window. Middlesbrough were keen to re-sign the winger in the summer but failed to agree personal terms with the player, leading to the deal collapsing. Speaking about Adomah’s future, Smith (who took over from Steve Bruce …

Pulis Outlines Middlesbrough’s Recruitment Plans For The January Transfer Window

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis says he is looking for a left-back and to improve the amount of pace in his team when the January transfer window opens. Boro have lost Sam McQueen with the Southampton loanee having returned to St Mary’s after undergoing surgery on an anterior cruciate ligament injury. The defender was stretchered off against Crystal …

Downing Reveals Which Boro Talent Is Destined To Be A “Top, Top Player”

Middlesbrough veteran Stewart Downing has seen many players pass through the doors at the Riverside Stadium over the years. The latest young player to be brought into the first team fold is Dael Fry, and the former Liverpool winger is backing his much younger teammate to play at the highest level. However, he thinks that …

Middlesbrough Reportedly Open Talks About Signing Bosnian International On Permanent Deal

Middlesbrough have begun talks about signing midfielder Mo Besic on a permanent basis, according to reports in the English media. The Bosnian international sealed a season-long loan switch to the Riverside at the end of August but Tony Pulis is keen to secure him for the long term. Besic has performed well in a Boro shirt …

Is Pulis the man for Boro’s Championship challenge?

Tony Pulis is the sort of character who polarises opinion among football fans. Sometimes sneered at by tactics-obsessed football hipsters and purists and yet sometimes revered by supporters of his teams or his steadfast traditionalism (see the memorable Goldie Lookin Chain track for evidence). Yet, wherever you sit on the Pulis spectrum there are some …

Middlesbrough V Crystal Palace – Team News And Predicted XI

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is expected to name a much-changed side against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup tie tonight. He will be without Ryan Shotton who is sidelined with a knee injury, and it is expected that Paddy McNair will keep his place after deputising in recent games as a right wing-back. On-loan Wolves …

Middlesbrough In Three Team Battle To Sign Irish Under 19 Ace

Middlesbrough have sent scouts to watch Bohemian striker Ali Reghba in action, according to reports in the UK. The 18-year-old has impressed since breaking through into the League of Ireland club’s first team earlier this season. Reghba made his first senior start against Peterhead in the Scottish Challenge Cup in early September. He then went on …

Middlesbrough V Sheffield Wednesday – Team News & Predicted XI

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is not happy that Boro’s match against Sheffield Wednesday was brought forward to Friday night for TV. The Teessiders had ten players away on international duty, with many only getting a day’s training ahead of the Championship clash at Hillsborough. The likes of Dael Fry, Mo Besic, George Saville, Darren Randolph, …

Freeman Admits He Was Tempted By Middlesbrough In The Summer

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Luke Freeman says his head was turned by Middlesbrough’s interest in the summer. Boro boss Tony Pulis was hoping to add the 26-year-old to the squad in order inject some creativity into the midfield, but the Teessiders reportedly had their bids knocked back by QPR. Freeman said that the prospect of …

Friend Hoping Middlesbrough Bounce Back After International Break

Middlesbrough left-back George Friend is hoping the club bounce back straight away after defeat in their last game against Nottingham Forest. Boro let standards slip against Aitor Karanka’s side as they suffered a 2-0 home loss at the hands of their former manager, and the defender is expecting the team to raise their game after …

Newcastle Among Trio Of Clubs Looking To Lure Teen Sensation Away From Middlesbrough

Newcastle are looking to snap up Middlesbrough winger Bilal Brahimi on a professional contract, according to reports in France. The Teessider’s North East rivals are, however, not the only team interested in the teenager. Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and French club Rennes are also keen on the midfielder. Brahimi’s current deal expires in the summer, …

Middlesbrough V Preston – Match Preview & Predicted XI

Middlesbrough are likely to make wholesale changes for tonight’s game against Preston in the Carabao Cup. Tony Pulis played a number of academy products in the penalty shootout win over Notts County in the first round, while a number of fringe players were given their chance in the 2-1 win over Rochdale at the end …

Middlesbrough Given Injury Boost With 29 Year Old Closing In On First Team Return

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede is close to a return to the first team after playing over an hour for the Under 23s last night. The Benin international picked up an ankle injury in the 4-3 win over Accrington Stanley in pre-season but he is gradually getting back to full fitness. Gestede lasted 66 minutes as …