Boro eyeing a move for striker despite Akpom arrival

Boro eyeing a move for striker despite Akpom arrival

Middlesbrough are believed to be interested in signing another centre forward after the capture of Chuba Akpom.

Chuba Akpom was officially unveiled on Saturday morning and was at the Riverside Stadium to watch his new team-mates battle for a hard earned point against Bournemouth.

Marcus Browne, who came on for the injured Ashley Fletcher, brought a smile to the home team's supporters when he grabbed the equaliser for Boro. Assistant coach Kevin Blackwell has been hopeful the injury will not be a serious one.

But after the game, Neil Warnock's assistant reported that the injury to one of the three senior strikers now at the club shows why the club wants to dig in for more reinforcement before the October 16th domestic transfer deadline.

"We still need another striker. Chuba only gives us three," Blackwell said.

"If Fletch is injured, Browne is more of a ten than a striker, so we might need a bit more there."

"It's a discussion for the gaffer and the club really, but everyone knows we need one or two more in, because what you saw today was the entire playing squad at the football club."

"With just 18 players we are thin and the club knows that."

Akpom has signed a three-year deal at the Riverside with the option of extending the deal by a year. He moved back to England after two seasons in Greece with PAOK where he scored 18 goals in total.

Warnock was very pleased at securing one of his primary transfer targets saying the former Arsenal striker was his number one target this summer.

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