Middlesbrough are at risk of missing out on the play-offs this season, currently in seventh spot in the Championship, a point behind Bristol City but having played a game more than their rivals.
Despite their current position, Boro manager Tony Pulis is still making plans for the future, with Brentford striker Neal Maupay on his Riverside transfer wish-list, according to The Mirror.
But would Maupay be a good addition to the Boro squad?
“Maupay is a fantastic striker but I just don’t feel like Boro would be the right fit for the player, and I don’t think the club should be forking out millions for a striker again.
“They need to work with what they got, or start delving into their youth setup.
“He’d be a good signing, but Boro should not be throwing too much money about this summer – also, I worry that Maupay would struggle for supply as the creativity in this Boro team is lacking.”
“I’m unsure about this, which is probably bizarre given the amount of goals Maupay has scored this year.
“Maupay is clearly a very good player and a exceptional forward at this level, but would he fit into their current style of play?
“They already have a clinical goalscorer in Britt Assombalonga at the club, but he has lost his goalscoring touch which is largely down to Pulis’ football.”
“Do they need another striker?
“There’s no doubting that Maupay is more than good enough to get into this Boro team.
“But Tony Pulis already has a number of strikers available to him and the money would be better spent elsewhere.”