The appointment of Garry Monk is likely to be Middlesbrough’s signing of the summer.
The young manager already has vast managerial experience under his belt, and his exit from Leeds United may prove costly for the men in white.
Boro endured a dismal 2016/17 campaign, which eventually culminated in relegation straight back down to the Championship, though the former Leeds boss is undoubtedly the man to take them back up to the top flight.
Monk will have a huge task at hand, however, as the Teesside outfit will be looking for nothing but promotion back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking, therefore recruitment is vitally important for Boro’s progress next term.
Both Aitor Karanka and Steve Agnew have left a very decent squad at their disposal, though with morale low in the Riverside ranks, the signing of Tom Ince would definitely reignite life back into the club.
When Gary Rowett’s Derby County transfer listed Ince at the back end of last term, in order to fund a summer overhaul next year, it came as a shock to many, especially when you consider that the versatile winger netted 15 times in 50 appearances for the Rams last term, adding to his impressive tally of 25 in 83 for the Midlands club.
Ince is valued at price of £5.95million on Transfermarkt.com, but newly-promoted Premier League outfit Huddersfield Town have recently had a £7.2million bid for the winger turned down by the Rams though, therefore Ince’s signature won’t come cheap at all.