Middlesbrough are set to sign winger Jack Harrison on loan until the end of the season once the youngster completes his move from New York City to Manchester City.
The MLS club are closely linked to the Premier League leaders, so a deal for the 21-year old should be straightforward.
Then, according to the Gazette, he will head straight to Boro until May.
Born in Stoke, he spent several years at Manchester United’s academy before leaving the country as a 14-year old.
Harrison has then gone to become one of the most exciting prospects in America and his form in the States saw him earn a call-up to the England U21 setup for recent matches.
He had actually been linked with a move to his hometown club earlier in the week but Stoke were unprepared to pay the £5m that New York valued Harrison at.
Capable of playing on either flank, Harrison is lined up to play on the left-side for Tony Pulis and could go straight into the line-up for Saturday’s game against Norwich providing the deal goes as expected.
Jack Harrison is a very exciting, talented player and will be relishing the chance to prove himself in England.
Boro will be getting something of a coup if this comes off, as he had been suggested as a potential target for several top-flight sides.
It also fills a slight problem position for Pulis and gives Boro genuine width and pace down the left-side which will increase their attacking threat.
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