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Middlesbrough weighing up transfer swoop for Preston North End player



Middlesbrough are interested in signing Preston North End striker Ched Evans this summer, according to The Sun on Sunday (04/04, page 61).

Neil Warnock is likely to be in the market for a new centre forward this summer, after recently admitting that Britt Assombalonga looks set to leave the Riverside upon the expiry of his contract.

According to The Sun on Sunday (04/04, page 61), Boro could switch their attention to Ched Evans, who is a player said to be on the club’s radar.

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Evans joined Preston initially on loan from Fleetwood Town in January, before making his move permanent until the end of the season in February.

The 32-year-old has scored 10 goals this season, and three of those goals have come for Preston in 14 Championship appearances.

But with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign, Warnock could be set to move in on a free transfer as he looks to bolster his side’s attacking options.

The Verdict

I’m not sure this would be such a good signing for Boro.

Even though Assombalonga has had a poor season, one thing you can say is that he is a proven Championship striker who can score goals at this level.

I’m not sure Evans ever has been a proven goalscorer at this level, and his goal record over the last couple of seasons hasn’t been overly impressive.

It makes financially, of course, but I don’t think this would be a signing which dramatically improves their attacking options.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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