Reports link Boro to £20million rated Championship striker

Middlesbrough FC have been linked with a move for the Brentford striker.

Reports link Boro to £20million rated Championship striker

Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Huddersfield Town are amongst the clubs interested in the signing of Brentford’s striker Neal Maupay according to reports.

The Frenchman has scored 16 goals for The Bees this season, shining in a relatively poor campaign for the West London club.

However, if Boro are to prize the 22-year-old away from Brentford, they would have to match the clubs valuation of £20 million.

This figure is likely to put off Boro making a move for the striker, a fee in which would break their current transfer record of £15 million set by Britt Assombalonga’s move to the Riverside Stadium from Nottingham Forest.

Tony Pulis has reiterated his approach to brining in new faces to Middlesbrough, stating that Boro won’t be splashing the cash as in previous windows.

“Reality has to click in”

When asked about the January transfer window, Tony Pulis said “reality has to click in.”

“I was absolutely astonished at the amount of money Steve has spent over the years, especially last year, and some of the wages that some of the players are on.”

“Everyone understands that we need to address certain areas but it is not just ins, it is players going out that is important.”

"I won’t bring people in who are just coming here for the money and not for the real reason, and that is to work hard for what is a very good football club."

Flat display at Villa Park deals major promotion blow

Flat display at Villa Park deals major promotion blow

Tony Pulis’ men were run ragged at the Villa Park as the home side recorded a resounding 3-0 victory to pile more misery on Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough transfer rumour: Arsenal enter race for Boro and Leeds United target

Middlesbrough transfer rumour: Arsenal enter race for Boro and Leeds United target

Rumours further state that the Middlesbrough target, who has also been linked with fellow Championship side Leeds United, is going to sign for Arsenal.

Controversial Ayala red card stunts Boro's promotion push

Controversial Ayala red card stunts Boro's promotion push

Boro were cruising in the game until a 2nd half red card to defender Daniel Ayala tilted the match in favour of Preston North End.

Boro give fans the chance to rename the Riverside Stadium for one game

Boro give fans the chance to rename the Riverside Stadium for one game

In the club’s home game against Norwich City later this month, Middlesbrough FC are giving fans the chance to rename the stadium.