Middlesbrough are desperate to sign at least one attacker this summer.
With Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher moving on it means that Neil Warnock will be short of options in attacking areas, meaning that recruitment will be ken in the coming weeks.
Reports from Teamtalk have claimed that the Teessiders are interested in a move for Chuks Aneke.
The Charlton Athletic man is out of contract this summer and after scoring 15 goals for the League One club, the 27-year-old is attracting substantial interest from the Championship.
A move to Middlesbrough would certainly have some potential impacts for the Championship club, so here’s a look at three knock-on effects.
Can you name the Middlesbrough player who has been carded the most in each of the last 16 seasons?
The striker is bound to be impacted by such an arrival.
As things stand, Chuba Akpom is the only senior striker on Middlesbrough’s books which means that,unless something changes, he’s currently the first choice option.
Aneke’s arrival would surely cast that into doubt with his goal record already proving that he’s arguably a more potent attacking option than Akpom.
Chuks Aneke would be a huge boost for Neil Warnock.
As well as scoring plenty of goals this season, the 27-year-old has occupied a number of positions after playing as a striker, a number 10 and a central midfielder during his career so far.
That versatility could be a massive attribute for Warnock’s squad, however given his injury record his arrival would certainly need to be weighed up fully.
Football is a ruthless game, but Chuks Aneke’s arrival would certainly leave you feeling for Marcus Browne.
The versatile forward has endured a frustrating time with injuries over the last 12 months but will be hoping to make a big impression for Middlesbrough going into the new season.
Aneke’s arrival would no doubt push him further down the pecking order and potentially cast doubt over whether Browne can count on becoming a first team regular at the Riverside Stadium.