Boro linked with a move for Brentford's captain

Middlesbrough FC have been linked with a move for the 27-year-old attacking midfielder.

Boro linked with a move for Brentford's captain

According to rumours, Boro are interested in signing Brentford captain Romaine Sawyers.

The attacking midfielder has 18 months remaining on his current contract, with Boro and Aston Villa reportedly showing an interest in securing the signature of the Saint Kitts and Nevis international.

Aston Villa are reportedly in pole position to complete the signing of the midfielder in the January transfer window, with Villa manager Dean Smith having managed Sawyers at both Brentford and Walsall.

With 18 months left on his Brentford contract, The Bees will be looking to cash in on the player, rather than letting him leave for free in the 2020 summer transfer window.

Sawyers has racked up 115 appearances for Brentford since joining in 2016, scoring 8 times and assisting in 16 goals.

In the 2015/2016 season, Sawyers was named in the PFA Team of the Year for League One, and finished second in the PFA League One Player of the Year.

Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January

Contract clause may allow Boro player to leave this January

The 34-year-old English midfielder's future at Middlesbrough FC looks uncertain due to a clause in his contract.

Middlesbrough v Millwall - Match Preview

Middlesbrough v Millwall - Match Preview

Speaking in the build up to the game, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis stated that his team have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Millwall clash.

Middlesbrough move for Fulham outcast

Middlesbrough move for Fulham outcast

Middlesbrough hope that the lack of playing time under Claudio Ranieri could force the midfielder to move.

Former Boro striker linked with Barcelona switch

Former Boro striker linked with Barcelona switch

The 32-year-old striker is currently plying for La Liga side Girona, having scored 12 league goals already this season.