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Two Clubs Preparing Summer Swoop For Out Of Contract Middlesbrough Star

Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing is interesting both Rangers and Sunderland, according to reports in the local media. The 34-year-old will trigger an automatic contract extension if he starts one more league game this season, and with the player on sizeable wages, manager Tony Pulis has been asked to keep him on the bench. Downing would …

‘Please Will You Stay Next Season!’ – Boro Fans On Twitter Are Pleading For 31-Year-Old Not To Leave The Club

Middlesbrough midfielder Joh Obi Mikel signed a six-month contract with the Teessiders when he left Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in January. Since moving to the Riverside Stadium, the 31-year-old has been a first-team regular under Tony Pulis, having made nine league starts, Fans on Twitter were asked by Boro’s official Twitter account if …

Liverpool Among Host Of Teams Pursuing Middlesbrough Starlet After Contract Talks Stall

Liverpool have joined Newcastle in pursuing Middlesbrough youngster Bilal Brahimi, according to reports in England. The 19-year-old has failed to agree a new deal at the Riverside Stadium and will likely leave Boro at the end of the season. Brahimi has been at the club for almost two years, having been signed from Portuguese team …

Pulis Confronts Referee Stroud As Sending Off Proves Pivotal In Boro Defeat

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis says he was very disappointed in referee Keith Stroud’s decision to send off Daniel Ayala in the 2-1 defeat to Preston last night. The Spaniard won the ball in a strong challenge on Brandon Baker only for the referee to hand out a red card to the defender. Pulis revealed in …

Mikel Gives Cryptic Response After Being Asked About His Future At Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel says he is keeping his options open regarding his future at the club. The Nigerian’s contract expires in the summer, and when asked about his plans, the former Chelsea player said he is just enjoying his time on Teesside: “I want to enjoy my football and enjoy winning games with …

Middlesbrough Vying With Newcastle And Six Other Teams For National League Starlet

Middlesbrough are one of eight clubs interested in signing Hartlepool midfielder Josh Hawkes, according to reports in the UK. Newcastle, Burnley, Huddersfield, Sunderland, Sheffield United, Hull City and Barnsley are all said to have joined Boro in the race to sign the 20-year-old. Hawkes has been in excellent form in the National League this season, …

‘Played Out Of Position’ ‘Gone In The Summer…Guaranteed’ – Boro Fans On Social Media Debate £5m Signing’s Future

It’s fair to say that Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair hasn’t had the best of times since arriving from Sunderland in the summer. The £5m signing has not started a single league game in his favoured central midfield position and the January capture of former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel moved him further down the pecking …

‘Hanging On for 6th’ ‘The Dressing Room Is Lost’ – Boro Fans On Twitter Unhappy With Limp Away Defeat To Blades

Middlesbrough’s promotion hopes were dented last night as they slumped to a 1-0 away defeat to fellow promotion chasers Sheffield United. Tony Pulis’s side were reduced to ten men midway through the second half after defender Daniel Ayala was sent off. Boro were, however, already a goal down following Richard Stearman’s header on the hour mark, …

Middlesbrough’s Latest Injury Report For The Week

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has a number of injury concerns heading into the top of the table clash against Leeds on Saturday. The injuries to Britt Assombalonga and Jordan Hugill during the abject loss to Newport County in the FA Cup on Tuesday night mean Boro could be very short of firepower at the weekend. Assombalonga …

Spanish Speedster Tipped To Make Shock Return To Middlesbrough

Wolves winger Adama Traore could be returning to Middlesbrough just six months after leaving the Riverside stadium, according to reports in the UK. The 23-year-old was sold for £18m in the summer but he has struggled to convince manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Speaking about Traore earlier this month, Santo said that the wide man needed …

Middlesbrough Weighing Up Double Striker Raid On Championship Rival

Middlesbrough are interested in Birmingham pair Isaac Vassell and Che Adams, according to reports in the local media. Boro boss Tony Pulis is said to be lining up an offer worth up to £2m for Vassell before the transfer deadline. The 25-year-old has been sidelined with injuries over the past year and the Teessiders are …

Middlesbrough Beat Five High Profile Clubs To Signing Of Champions League Winner

Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. The 31-year-old was available on a free transfer after leaving Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda earlier this month. Boro have secured Mikel on a deal until the end of the season, with the former Nigerian international having turned down five other clubs …

Middlesbrough must increase their goal scoring rate

Middlesbrough have got the best defensive record by far of any team in the Championship. With only 20 goals in total scored against them in all league matches this season – that’s 6 goals less than Leeds or Sheffield United, the two teams with the next lowest goals conceded records. The problem, however, is that …

Boro Join West Ham In £3m Battle For League One Ace

Middlesbrough are battling West Ham for Sunderland striker Josh Maja, according to reports in the English media. Boro are reportedly keen on the 20-year-old who has scored 15 goals in League One for the Black Cats this season. Maja’s contract is expiring in the summer and Sunderland are weighing up whether to sell up this …

Middlesbrough Eyeing Loan Deal For Premier League Midfield General

Middlesbrough are interested in taking Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald on loan, according to reports in the English media. The Scottish international last played for the Cottagers against Wolves on Boxing Day, and manager Claudio Ranieri is said to be prepared to let the midfielder leave on a temporary basis. McDonald was a key player under …