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Free agent training with Middlesbrough identified

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Forward Duncan Watmore is currently training with Championship club Middlesbrough, a report from Teesside Live has revealed.

Watmore is a free agent following his departure from Sunderland at the end of last season, and it seems he has not had to go far to find a possible new destination.

According to the latest reports, Watmore is now training with the Black Cats’ fellow north east club ‘Boro, with the 26-year-old said to be keen to impress those at the club.

It is thought that Watmore also has options abroad and in League One, but has been suggested that his preferred option is to be given a longer term chance with ‘Boro, having been training with Neil Warnock’s side for the past week.

Warnock has previously confirmed that ‘Boro are searching for a free agent striker to boost their attacking options, although none have yet been recruited.

After joining Sunderland in 2013, Watmore endured an injury hit spell with the Black Cats, ultimately making 87 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring eight goals.

The Verdict 

This is an interesting one.

Neil Warnock has seemingly been keen to add an attacker to his side, and Watmore could fill that role, and would probably be affordable as well.

However, given his goalscoring record even at League One level was far from prolific, you have to wonder whether or not he would be capable of making the desired impact at the Riverside Stadium.

Indeed, when you consider his injury record, it could also be argued that bringing in Watmore as cover would be a risk, given there would be no clear guarantee he will always be available to fill that role for Warnock’s side.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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