Neil Warnock believes Boro need a bit of luck in the transfer window

Neil Warnock believes Boro need a bit of luck in the transfer window

Middlesbrough will go into the summer transfer market as they look to mount a Premier League promotion challenge next season.

Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock has stated that he believes the club will need to be lucky in the transfer window if they want to sign all the players he wants.

Warnock had previously revealed that he wants to sign eight or nine players this summer, but he has now stated that he will have to get lucky if he gets to sign his choice of players.

"We will need a bit of luck," Warnock said.

"I still have a clear vision of what it is I'm looking for, and I think it is achievable."

"I've got to try and pluck someone I believe I can get something out of."

The 72-year-old believes that many clubs will be looking to sign strikers, and they will only get a clean chance if only they can pay £10 million and above.

"Everybody will be looking for strikers in the summer and there aren't that many around now unless you pay £10m. We haven't got that sort of money."

"So we're all looking in the same sort of area and I've got to find gems that I can turn into those type of players."

"We're still trying to organise a couple of scouting trips abroad too to look at players in foreign leagues. I won't be signing anyone without myself or one of my sidekicks watching them."

"But we have to be lucky and I have to be able to convince some of these players to come to Middlesbrough over other clubs."

Middlesbrough are not financially buoyant at the moment, and it could be difficult to see them sign all of their targets in the summer.

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