Middlesbrough are confident of wrapping up a late deal for St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath despite him suggesting he does not think he has played his last game for the Scottish side, according to The Scottish Sun’s live transfer blog (31/08/21, 8:12).
McGrath has been a player in-demand this summer and reports recently emerged that Middlesbrough were the latest side to have joined the race for his signature ahead of the transfer window closing.
It was believed that Boro were poised to enter the race for him and could even come in with an offer to test St Mirren’s resolve in keeping hold of the 24-year-old this summer.
That comes with the Scottish Premier League outfit having already rejected two bids for McGrath amid interest from the likes of Sheffield United, Watford and Aberdeen.
The latest update from the Scottish Sun’s live transfer blog (31/08/21, 8:12) reveals that Middlesbrough are now confident that they can complete a deal for the midfielder ahead of the end of the transfer window.
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However, McGrath, speaking to the media, has suggested that he is relaxed about his future and only focusing on his involvement with the Republic of Ireland during the international break. While he also hinted that he does not think he has played his last game for St Mirren.
He said: “Whatever happens will happen. I’m not really focused on it.
“I didn’t think Sunday would be my last game for St Mirren. No, not at all. I don’t want to think like that.”
McGrath is a player that Middlesbrough could really benefit from adding to their squad ahead of the transfer window closing. The 24-year-old has proven with St Mirren that he is a talented player that is capable of arriving late into the penalty area from the middle of the park and adding vital goals in the final third.
Boro are going to need to find different ways of scoring goals if they are to challenge successfully for a place in the top-six in the Championship this term. McGrath would therefore be able to add an extra attacking threat to the squad and hand Neil Warnock more options to break teams down with.
The 24-year-old seems to have the quality to step up to the Championship and if Middlesbrough can secure his services then it could well be an excellent signing to bring into the club.
The comments here from the midfielder suggest that he is demanding an exit from St Mirren before the transfer window closes.
However, the chance to move to the Championship and link-up with a manager of Warnock’s caliber has to be appealing to him you would think.