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Middlesbrough plotting major swoop for Sheffield Wednesday star

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Premier League new boys Middlesbrough are considering a swoop for Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, according to the Northern Echo.

Westwood will shortly be leaving to take part in Euro 2016 with the Republic of Ireland, and Boro are eyeing him up as they search for reinforcements between the sticks.

The 31-year-old has had a tremendous season for Sheffield Wednesday and an inspired performance in the play-off final almost spurred the Owls on to promotion.

However they just fell short and Westwood could now be tempted to return to both the Premier League and the North East with Boro.

Aitor Karanka could trigger the former Sunderland, Coventry and Carlisle goalkeeper’s reported £2.5m release clause in the Irishman’s contract.

With Middlesbrough needing a new goalkeeper to compete with Dimi Konstantopoulos and Tomas Mejias, the move could well suit both parties.

Sheffield Wednesday fans what do you think to this news? Is £2.5m below your valuation of your ‘keeper? Would this move give Joe Wildsmith a real chance of nailing a permanent first team spot in goal? Let us know in your comments below!

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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