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Transfer news emerges at Middlesbrough, duo could leave the Riverside

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Tony Pulis will listen to offers for strikers Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite, according to a report in the Northern Echo.

The report suggests both are likely to make way for new faces in January, with former Forest man Assombalonga likely to be the first out of the door. They’re reported to be keen to move him on, although they’re unlikely to recoup the £15m fee they paid for his services last season.

Danish international Martin Braithwaite started the season in fine form after spending the last campaign on loan with Bordeaux. He scored three in four games, but has since failed to put the ball in the net, despite scoring twice for his country.

Braithwaite is thought to have cost Boro £9m last summer, but he fell out of favour not long after Garry Monk left the club and despite his early season form, has struggled to earn himself a regular place in the first XI.

His time at the Riverside also looks likely to come to an end this winter as Tony Pulis shapes his squad for the final leg of their promotion assault.

The Verdict

Utter madness. That’s all I can say.

Those two are top quality forwards who would walk into 90% of other Championship teams. They just don’t suit the Pulis way, the direct, counter attacking football he purveys on a weekly basis.

Both will go elsewhere and score goals. 100%.

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