Middlesbrough have opened talks to sign Oliver Burke from Sheffield United, according to Football Insider.
Burke arrived at Bramall Lane in a swap deal involving Callum Robinson last summer, putting an end to a turbulent spell at West Bromwich Albion.
The 24-year-old made 25 appearances in the Premier League last season, starting on 14 occasions and scoring one goal in a win at Manchester United.
This season, Burke has featured in three of United’s opening four Championship games, and was left out of the squad in the defeat to Huddersfield Town most recently.
Reports from The Sun claimed last weekend that United were looking to offload Burke this summer, as Slavisa Jokanovic looks to reshape his attacking options.
According to Football Insider, a move to the Riverside could be on the cards for Burke, with Middlesbrough opening talks to bring him to the North East.
Discussions are said to be underway, with Burke still having another two years left to run on his deal at Bramall Lane.
Neil Warnock seems like a manager who is good at revitalising players’ careers, and Burke would be another player who fits into this mould.
He has obviously had it tough since leaving Nottingham Forest for RB Leipzig and has struggled for form and consistency.
He’s still at a good age, though, and a fresh start could do him well. Warnock would put an arm around him and get the best out of him, I feel, and Boro definitely need to add to their options in the final third.