It is perhaps no surprise to see that Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier is starting to attract interest during the January transfer window.
The midfielder has produced a series of impressive performances for Neil Warnock’s side so far this season, scoring twice and providing three assists in 22 league appearances this season, helping the club to seventh in the Championship table, and generating a good deal of attention.
According to recent reports from TEAMTalk, Premier League quartet Everton, Leicester, Wolves and Leeds are all interested in a move for the 21-year-old.
However, it seems that for now, ‘Boro have no intent of letting Tavernier go any time soon, with those reports claiming that Everton, Leicester and Wolves have all already had enquiries knocked back by the Championship club.
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It is also thought that Tavernier himself is happy to remain at The Riverside for the time being, meaning a move away during the current window seems unlikely at this moment in time.
Indeed, with two-and-a-half years remaining on the midfielder’s current contract with ‘Boro as well, there is no pressure on the club to be looking to sell Tavernier any time soon.
It should also be noted that ‘Boro manager Neil Warnock has recently stated that he plans to use Tavernier in a number of positions going forward, in the wake of the club’s anticipated move for a winger in the current transfer window.
As a result, it does seem as though a move to the Premier League over the next few weeks is looking unlikely for Tavernier, with Middlesbrough in a strong position to reject any approaches that come in for the 21-year-old.
Given the strong position Middlesbrough find themselves in in the race for promotion to the Premier League, it could certainly be argued that right now, there is little reason for Tavernier to be looking for a move away from the Riverside Stadium, at any point in the next few weeks.