Middlesbrough are said to be confident of getting a work permit for the signing of Martin Payero sorted this summer, as per a recent report by Teesside Live.
The 22-year-old Argentinian midfielder is said to be closing in on a move to the Riverside Stadium in the near future, with the club hoping to get a deal completed before Payero joins up with his country for the Olympics on the 22nd July.
Payero is currently in South Korea with the Argentina squad as they prepare to travel to Tokyo, which means he will have to complete a medical away from Teesside due to COVID restrictions.
Neil Warnock is said to have spoken to the player before he flew out to Asia and it now remains to be seen if Boro can secure a work permit for the youngster in order for him to be allowed to play in England.
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The player currently plays his club football for Banfield and is seemingly set to depart the Argentinian side after spending the whole of his career there so far.
Work permit processes have got a lot sterner and tougher to navigate through for English clubs since the decision was made to leave the European Union and Boro are the latest side to find this barrier in their way.
The good news is that it appears they will still be able to sign the player, with it being said that they are set to meet the requirements to get the application accepted.
It’s an interesting move by all accounts, with Boro not usually known for casting their net this wide in search of foreign talent.
The 22-year-old will certainly need some time to adapt to living and playing in England but it would be fair to say that Boro will have some prospect on their hands if they get this deal done.