Middlesbrough will be looking to prove themselves as shrewd operators in the summer transfer window.
Far too often we’ve seen the Teessiders overspend on players over the years with minimal rewards to show for their substantial investments.
However with another season in the Championship confirmed it means that Neil Warnock will perhaps have to tighten the purse strings if they’re going to bring in any players this summer.
The free transfer market is booming this summer and as a result there are plenty of bargains to be had if Middlesbrough can look in the right place.
So who should Middlesbrough look to sign on a free transfer? We pick out nine options who the club should consider.