Middlesbrough have enjoyed a decent start to the season with Neil Warnock’s side unbeaten in their last six games.
Despite the overall positivity, there is a feeling that the Boro squad is lacking in a few areas and particularly in the final third.
An injury to Ashley Fletcher has left the Teesside outfit short on options up top and reports have claimed that Oumar Niasse has rejected the chance to link up with Warnock’s side.
Whether fans feel Niasse would’ve made a difference is open to debate however the fact Boro are interested shows the boss wants another striker in and he is prepared to look for free agents.
Here we look at THREE names who should be on Boro’s radar…
Boro had lined up a move for the ex-Arsenal man in September but it fell through due to concerns over his fitness.
However, he is yet to find a new club and with Warnock unable to look elsewhere, they may consider a short-term deal for the player so he can prove his fitness.
At his best, he would be the big target man that Boro need and would have the potential to do very well at this level.
The striker has had a forgettable few years since leaving West Ham in 2018 and last featured for Swiss outfit Neuchâtel Xamax.
But, at 30-years-old, Sakho should still have a lot to offer and Warnock has helped resurrect the careers of many individuals over the years.
The Senegal international had a decent record in the top-flight with the Hammers and would be worth a punt on a short-term basis.
Another former Premier League player, Borini has been linked with a move to former club Swansea, so he may be open to dropping to the Championship.
Known for his time with the Swans, Liverpool and AC Milan over the years, Borini is a free agent after leaving Verona.
A versatile forward, the Italian would give Boro a bit of variety that they are lacking in attacking areas.