Middlesbrough verbally accepts deals for two of the main targets


Middlesbrough verbally accepted a loan agreements with the clubs of two of their main objectives in January and advanced talks are underway, according to Football Insider.

Next month will be Chris Wilder’s first transfer window in charge of the Teessiders and with the play-off race for the Championship wide open, you think it could be loaded at Riverside.

It seems that they are already organizing themselves as Football Insider reported that they are in advanced talks to sign two attackers on loan in January.

It is understood that agreements have been made verbally with the players’ clubs and Boro is confident to sign two new strikers next month.

Newcastle United’s Dwight Gayle and Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun have both been linked with the Northeast club ahead of the January window, but it is not clear whether these are the two forwards in the report.

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Scoring has been a problem for Boro this quarter, with no team in the top half of the table finding the net less frequently and midfielder Matt Crooks their top scorer with just four goals.

In addition, reports suggested that Wilder wants to offload Uche Ikpeazu in January – although he only joined the Wycombe Wanderers in the summer.

The verdict

Boro appears to be trying to sort out his January business early, which is great news for fans.

It’s unclear who the two forwards they are reportedly in advanced talks with are exactly, but it looks like the two will join on loan.

If Gayle or Balogun are set to join Riverside, it would be a massive coup.

Wilder helped Boro move closer to five points in the playoffs, but the lack of a consistent striker – with first-choice pair Duncan Watmore and Andraz Sporar scoring just three apiece – seems the biggest obstacle to their hopes of finishing in the top six.


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