Date: 19th June 2017 at 3:20pm
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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, 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.

71 goals in a total of 232 career appearances isn’t a bad record by any means for a 25-year-old who normally operates out wide, though when you consider his ability to play in behind the striker too, this makes him an even bigger asset for any club.
Boro, who will undoubtedly looking to clinch automatic promotion next term at the first time of asking, will have a lot of funds to work with following their relegation from the top flight last term, and the addition of Ince would be a tremendous coup for Garry Monk’s team.
So…what do you think Middlesbrough fans? Should Monk look to sign Tom Ince? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!