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Middlesbrough considering move for 12-goal striker



Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis sent scouts to watch FC Zurich striker Michael Frey as he scored in the Swiss Cup final last week.

The 23-year old has had a good season in the Swiss top-flight, scoring 12 league goals as his side finished fourth in the league.

As well as that, he played a key role as his side secured a memorable cup win over league champions Young Boys with Frey scoring the opener in the 2-1 success.

And, according to Alan Nixon, Boro figures were watching that game and could make a move for the striker with the Swiss side likely to accept an offer in the region of £2m.

Frey has had previous spells in Switzerland for Young Boys and Luzern, whilst he also had a short spell in France with Lille.

Pulis will be looking to strengthen his squad this summer after a disappointing end to the season saw the Teesside outfit fall at the play-off semi-final stage.

Although, they currently have Rudy Gestede, Britt Assombalonga and Patrick Bamford as forward options so another arrival could mean departures are also expected at the Riverside.

The Verdict

It’s hard to judge Frey as the Championship will be a much different test to the Swiss league although he clearly does have quality given his goal record.

At £2m, he would be a relatively risk-free signing in the modern market and it would also suggest that one of the forwards will be leaving.

This could be the first of many Boro deals over what will be a busy summer.

Thoughts, Middlesbrough fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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