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Middlesbrough Among Five Teams Who Failed In Loan Swoop For England U21 Ace

Middlesbrough were one of at least five teams interested in signing Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke on loan before the transfer window closed, according to reports. In addition to Boro, Premier League side Huddersfield Town, Scottish club Rangers, Ligue One outfit Lyon and Aston Villa were all looking to recruit the England Under 21 international. Liverpool …

Middlesbrough Vying With Villa To Sign Malian Winger On Free Transfer

Middlesbrough are interested in signing former Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako, according to reports in the UK. However, Boro are not the only team interested in signing the 30-year-old with Aston Villa also keen on the Malian international. Manager Tony Pulis failed with deals for both Albert Adomah and Yannick Bolasie on deadline day last …

‘Brilliant for the lad’ ‘Great To See’ – Boro Fans Hail Teenager’s Surprise England Call Up

Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier trained with England’s senior side yesterday after he was promoted by Gareth Southgate from the Under 20 setup. The 19-year-old, who has made just 13 senior appearances for Boro, was joined by Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah in the training session. Fans on Twitter were delighted that Tavernier got the call: Wow …

Middlesbrough Shelved Loan Deal After Winger Made Last Minute Demand

Middlesbrough turned down the chance of re-signing Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah on loan before the transfer window closed, according to the Birmingham Mail. Boro had agreed a season-long loan deal with the Midlands club for the 30-year-old, and the player was even travelling to Rockliffe Park to seal a move back to Teesside. However, …

Leeds vs Middlesbrough – Early Title Decider Match Preview

Tony Pulis is readying his troops for what could be an early title decider when they head to Elland Road to face Leeds on Friday night. Both teams have started the season in magnificent form and sit first and second in the table, with 13 points apiece. Leeds are above Boro by virtue of goal …

Pulis admits there is still transfer business to be done ahead of Friday’s deadline

Boro manager Tony Pulis has admitted he is hoping for a busy end to the loan transfer window which ends on Friday, saying he expects comings and goings to happen in the coming days. The club have made a fantastic start to the season so far, sitting joint top of the Championship table slightly below …

Pulis praises Boro youngsters after Carabao Cup victory

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has praised his side’s youngsters after they overcame Notts County to reach the second round of the Carabao Cup. Boro’s team featured seven debutants for the game, and fell behind on three separate occasions in order to fight for a 3-3 draw – a sign of character in any team. The …

Boro set to lose star player

Middlesbrough have announced the departure of Adama Traore to Wolves for a fee of £18million after the Premier League side activated his release clause. The 22-year-old is expected to complete his medical this week before officially joining after two years at Boro. Traore missed Boro’s opening game of the season with a shoulder injury, as …

Boro complete £10m sale of star striker

Boro announced this week that they have completed the sale of striker Patrick Bamford, who joins Leeds United on a deal that could rise to the £10m mark. The forward has put pen to paper on a 4-year-deal at Elland Road, and will leave the Riverside just 12 months after joining, where he made a …

Boro star rubbishes exit talk

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has insisted he is oblivious to any clubs making a bid for him, damning various reports as false. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Boro this summer, with Premier League outfits Everton and Southampton said to be keen on acquiring his services. But the defender has …

Middlesbrough star exits club after two years at the club

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to allow left-back Fabio da Silva to leave the club and join French side FC Nantes. Fabio has spent two years at Boro since joining from Cardiff City, making 54 appearances for the club scoring two goals. The 28-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the Ligue 1 side, and …

Southgate believes England can emulate the heroes of 1966

England manager Gareth Southgate believes that the Three Lions can emulate the heroics of 1966 and bring the World Cup home. The former Middlesbrough boss says he thinks England winning the tournament this summer could merit an even bigger reaction to the one that the squad of 1966 had, but there is still a long …

Boro winger relishing hard preseason training

Boro winger Adama Traore insists that experiencing the gruelling Austrian training camp this summer will greatly benefit the squad for next season. The squad have spent nearly a week training in Austria in preparation for the new season under Tony Pulis, and as their time comes to a close it is safe to say it’s …

Boro confirm Paddy McNair signing from Sunderland

Middlesbrough have officially completed the signing of Sunderland’s Paddy McNair. The former Manchester United defender signs for the Boro for a reported fee of around £5million, although the club has refused to disclose the actual amount. The club have beaten off Premier League competition and the highly-rated 23-year-old midfielder, who can also play in defence, …

Boro chase Paddy McNair

Middlesbrough look set to pursue the signature of Sunderland’s Paddy McNair this summer, with the former Manchester United man hoping to seal a move away from the Stadium of Light. Boro were set to sign Everton’s Muhamed Besic this summer on a permanent deal, but their pursuit of the midfielder looks all but dead after …