Many Middlesbrough fans have reacted to a recent report linking the club with a summer move for Sunderland duo Lynden Gooch and Duncan Watmore.
The summer transfer window will hand Jonathan Woodgate the chance to make a couple of changes to his squad after what has proved to be a rather disappointing season in then Championship, sitting 19th at present.
With football at a standstill due to recent off-the-field events, transfer links have been steady, but Boro have now been linked with a move for Gooch and Watmore.
Watmore is out of contract come the summer with the Black Cats, and it remains to be seen if the 26-year-old will renew with the club should they fail to gain promotion from League One to the Championship.
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US international Gooch has also been linked with a move across the North East to Boro, having impressed this term for Phil Parkinson’s side, netting 10 goals in 33 appearances.
TEAMtalk report the news of Boro’s interest and that the lure of remaining in the North East will tempt both players to make a move to the Riverside stadium heading towards the summer.
Boro boss Woodgate will be hoping to beat off the threat of relegation when the season returns, sitting just two points ahead of 22nd placed Charlton Athletic.
Reacting to the transfer report on Gooch and Watmore, plenty of Boro fans gave a response via social media platform Twitter, and below are just some of them.
I’d take Watmore any day of the week
— Danny Clark (@ClarkRDanny) April 10, 2020
Aye, that’s all we need another injury prone player 🙄. I’d take Gooch though 👍🏻
— Harro (@TheEightball80) April 10, 2020
Definitely worth taking a gamble on watmore
— Teesside Tiger King (@guyrbailey) April 10, 2020
No no no
— daniel gray (@danfromboro) April 10, 2020
Take Gooch 100%. Watmore’s constantly injured.
— James Madeley (@JMadeley1) April 10, 2020
Why do we look at players in lower divisions expecting them to improve us all the time?
Instead of the McLaren and Robinson era when we bought players in better clubs that might be slightly older but still showed there talent
— Daniel Jackson (@dan_jackson78) April 10, 2020
The mackem sicknote
Would be classic boro that 😂 https://t.co/YSxxe7DRyL
— Blain (@BlainAllinson96) April 10, 2020