With just two days remaining in the summer transfer window, time is running out for Middlesbrough to get their outstanding transfer business done.
Neil Warnock’s side have already brought in five players, with Grant Hall, Chuba Akpom and Sam Morsy joining permanently, while Marcus Bettinelli and Patrick Roberts have moved on loan from Fulham and Manchester City respectively.
It does however, feel as though ‘Boro are still somewhat thin on numbers in certain areas of their squad, meaning there could still be business for the north east club to do before Friday’s 5pm deadline.
Here, we’ve taken a look at two players Middlesbrough could realistically sign before the summer transfer window closes.
One position that Middlesbrough look short on number in at the minute is centre back, and Michael Hector is one player who could be worth looking at for the north east club.
Hector is could be down the pecking order at Craven Cottage following the arrivals of Tosin Adarabioyo and Joachim Andersen, and it has recently been reported that several Championship clubs – including QPR – are interested.
Given the impact that Hector had in helping Fulham to promotion in the second half of last season, this could be an option worth looking into for ‘Boro, although it remains to be seen if that is something they will be able to do.
With Ashley Fletcher now facing a spell on the sidelines through injury, ‘Boro’s only recognised available strikers are now Britt Assombalonga and Chuba Akpom.
As a result, it may be worth the club adding another striking option to their squad, and Liverpool striker Millar could be a contender to fill that role, with a number of Championship clubs – including Blackburn, Stoke and Millwall – all linked with a loan move for the 21-year-old.
Given their need for some extra firepower, it could be worth Middlesbrough looking to jump to the front of the queue for Millar, who has previously impressed at youth level for Liverpool, which could help them cope with the absence of Fletcher, while giving the striker the first-team chances he wants this season.