Neil Warnock will be hoping to add some trusted faces to his Middlesbrough squad this summer.
After falling short in his pursuit of the play-offs it seems that the Teessiders will be working tirelessly in the summer transfer market to add a touch of quality to the ranks.
One position where the club are desperate for reinforcements is down the wings, however with such talent often costing an arm and a leg, it may be the case that Warnock has to use his trusted contacts to get a deal done.
Reports from the Northern Echo revealed last month that one player on the club’s radar is Junior Hoilett.
The 30-year-old will become a free agent this summer after leaving Cardiff City – the club that he has represented for the last five years.
Hoilett was a regular feature under Neil Warnock in South Wales but lost his way a little bit when the 72-year-old moved on from the club back in 2019.
It remains to be seen if this will be a move that Middlesbrough will pursue, but it’s clear to see why a deal could appeal.
Middlesbrough need experience in their squad and with a new winger being top of their list it’s clear to see what would be in it for them, while for Hoilett he’d get the opportunity to be almost guaranteed regular first team football under a manager who knows and trusts him.
Whether a deal will materialise, however, will be decided in the coming months.