Middlesbrough haven’t had much to celebrate over the last twelve months but positivity may be on the horizon for the Teeside outfit with manager Garry Monk already showing promising signs.
The former Swansea City man proved his managerial credibility at Leeds United last term and is seemingly replicating that at Riverside by identifying which positions have to be strengthened ahead of their promotion bid.
The likely departure of veteran Stewart Downing may make space for an addition in his attacking midfield role, which is why I suggest Middlesbrough make a loan swoop for highly-rated Liverpool prospect Ovie Ejaria.
A future first-team member at Anfield, the Reds may feel their 19 year-old needs more senior football prior to making a stamp on the Premier League giant’s squad.
‘Boro would be the ideal destination because they are one of a few Championship teams who will undoubtedly make a challenge to return to the top-flight, which is what Liverpool want for their young midfielder to develop.
As well as that, Ejaria will get match time because he’ll be inevitably filling the void left by Stewart Downing if, or when, he exits the club this summer.
The 19-year-old regularly played for the Reds last term having made sixteen appearances in all competitions with the one goal to his name, but it is off-the-ball talent that can hugely benefit Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough.
Ovie Ejaria has the ability to open space for team-mates but also create something out of nothing on his own and that could become a pivotal attribute for the team if they are to build a push for promotion.
Middlesbrough supporters, does Ovie Ejaria sound a promising figure to you? Can his ability outweigh the inexperience for you next season? Let us get your thoughts in the comment section below!