Middlesbrough Interested In This 27 Y/O Winger From West Brom: Right Man For Tony Pulis?

According to latest reports, Middlesbrough are in the race to sign West Bromwich Albion‘s winger Matt Phillips. The Teessiders lost in the playoff semifinals last season and will be looking to go one step further in the upcoming season. The Boro have been defensively organised and are in need of attacking and creative players. 

Along with the Boro, newly promoted Cardiff City are in the race to sign him. They are valuing the player at £11m and it remains to be seen whether Boro will be able to match such kind of bid for the 27-year-old. Newcastle United are also in the mix as well according to some reports, so Middlesbrough will certainly be below the pecking order given the fact that they are competing against a few Premier League sides.

With West Brom going down to the Championship, it is expected that some of their players will move away from the club as the players will have an ambition of playing in the English topflight. This will make Middlesbrough an unlikelier destination for the player.

Phillips has an experience of over 130 games in the Championship and the Teessiders will definitely want an experienced man like him down the right wing.

Boro winger Adama Traore has been linked with a move away from the club and Tony Pulis could be looking for a replacement for him. Traore is going to fetch some good numbers in the transfer market as Chelsea are being linked with him and the Teessiders can use that money to improve other areas in their squad.

Phillips has already played under Pulis so the manager will be aware what the player can bring to the table. Last season, he was regular for the Baggies as he had made 34 appearances in all competitions but couldn’t help his side from going down to the Championship.

Traore will be a big miss for Tony Pulis as he has bursting pace. However, Phillips will be a valuable addition as he has a good amount of experience. He had represented England at the youth level but opted to play for Scotland at the senior level as he was likely to get more first-team opportunities with them.

Read More: Middlesbrough Willing To Let 25 Y/O Forward Leave Amidst Leeds United Interest: Good Move For Bielsa?

The challenge in the Championship will be higher as clubs like West Brom, Stoke City and Swansea City will be expected to fight for the playoff spot. With some top flight clubs eyeing a move for the 27-year-old winger Boro will find it tough to get their man.

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Share This Article

3 Replacements For 27 Y/O Scottish Winger At West Brom Including This Eredivisie Ace!

Next Story »

Exciting Leeds United Midfielder On Cardiff City’s Radar: Should The Peacocks Let Him Leave?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Has Harry Maguire Solved Manchester United’s Defensive Problems?

    1 week ago

    In a summer that saw £1.41bn spent on transfers in the Premier League, one move stood out from the rest for several reasons. Harry Maguire is a ...

    Read More
  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Leeds United Signing And Where Will He Fit Into Bielsa’s Plans?

    2 months ago

    Leeds United have confirmed that they had completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese winger Helder Costa. The winger has joined initially on a year-long loan deal, but ...

    Read More
  • With Hay Confirming Forward Is Close To Joining Leeds United, We Do A Scout Report On The Player

    2 months ago

    Leeds United squandered a glorious opportunity to return to the top flight despite enjoying a boisterous start to their 2018-19 campaign. But a lack of depth, as ...

    Read More
  • A Full Profile On Liverpool’s First Summer Signing Sepp van den Berg: What He Will Bring To Anfield?

    2 months ago

    Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that Sepp van den Berg will complete his move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in July. The Dutch teenager has become ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Are On The Brink Of Sealing Move For This Defensive Ace: A Complete Scout Report

    2 months ago

    According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Liverpool have won the chase to secure the services of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg during the summer transfer ...

    Read More