Middlesbrough are on the verge of bringing Paddy McNair to the Riverside Stadium from Sunderland.
A report from the Northern Echo this morning confirmed that McNair was on the verge of completing a £5m switch across the North East, with Middlesbrough taking advantage of Sunderland’s relegation to the third tier of English football.
A deal between the two clubs appeared to be dead last week, but talks over the weekend have resurrected the deal, with Boro on the verge of securing the 23-year-old’s service at the start of pre-season.
McNair has been with Sunderland for two years, but suffered back-to-back relegations at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats slipping from the Premier League into League One.
Last year, McNair made 16 appearances as Sunderland were relegated from the Championship, with the Northern Irish international returning five goals.
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