Middlesbrough’s struggles continued at the weekend, after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon.
Tony Pulis’ men went 1-0 down thanks to a Charlie Mulgrew strike, straight after Mo Besic was sent off, and even Britt Assombalonga’s late strike couldn’t galvanise a complete comeback from Boro.
The North East club have now won just two of their last eight league games and have slipped down to 6th in the Sky Bet Championship table, with Pulis admitting after the game that Boro miss former winger Adama Traore’s pace and threat going forward.
The Spaniard departed the Riverside Stadium in the summer for Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of £18million, and possessed electrifying pace and creativity going forward.
Having scored just 23 goals in 21 games this season, it’s clear that Boro need something else going forward, and with the January transfer window fast approaching, now is the perfect time for Pulis to start drawing up a list of targets.
Here, we take a look at four creative players that would be of use to Boro.