Middlesbrough are expected to be very busy in the summer transfer market as Chris Wilder looks to build a squad that is capable of winning promotion after they just missed out on the top six last season.
However, Boro may need to wheel and deal to get deals done, with Djed Spence’s likely departure expected to bring in a significant fee that will be very welcome at the Riverside Stadium.
Of course, having a big budget doesn’t guarantee success at this level, as Boro have found out over the years, so it’s crucial that Wilder and the recruitment team don’t waste what they have available.
Time will tell whether they are successful this summer but it’s fair to say the Teesside outfit have a mixed record in the market in recent years.
Here we look at EIGHT signings that Boro have made where the player underwhelmed during their time with the club…