Middlesbrough are one of the biggest sides in the Championship, and also have one of the strongest squads, which has made them one of the promotion favourites.
With the backing of Steve Gibson, manager Aitor Karanka has transformed Middlesbrough from mid-table mediocrity to a team to be feared with a mean defence and a potent attack.
They came so close last year, agonisingly missing out on automatic promotion before losing the Championship play-off final to Norwich.
But Middlesbrough have moved on from that disappointment and added impressively to there squad in January, with the big money signing of former local lad Stewart Downing, and also adding talented attackers David Nugent and Christian Stuani.
He also added creativity to the midfield in the shape of Diego Fabbrini and Carlos De Pena, as well as cover for the notoriously mean Middlesbrough defence.
The Teeside club will look to add to there squad in January in preparation for the big end of season push.
Whilst funds will be a bit low due to their spree in the summer, the loan market is still available, and also, Steve Gibson is likely to back Karanka with his every penny, as they look to return to the promised land.
Here are FIVE signings Middlesbrough could make in the summer to help take them to the next level…..
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