The January transfer window has reached the halfway stage and there's plenty of unfinished business at Middlesbrough. But, while Boro boss Tony Pulis continues to look for first-team reinforcements, the club are also looking to tie-down some of their brightest youth prospects.Striker Stephen Walker, 18, has impressed in Premier League 2 this campaign, and even earned first-team call-ups in the cup competitions this term.His performances for England's under-19 side will have also alerted Premier League clubs, but Boro are keen to diffuse potential interest, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.Downie tweeted: "Middlesbrough are keen to tie promising striker Stephen Walker down on a long-term contract - to fend of interest from the Premier League."A clutch of top-flight clubs have watched the 18-year-old in recent months since bursting into the scene with England U19s."In terms of players coming in, Boro look set to miss out on Crystal Palace defender Jairo Riedewald, who now … [Read more...] about Middlesbrough FC transfer news: Striker set to be offered long-term deal while Crystal Palace defender favours La Liga move
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0 Have your say Here are the latest Championship rumours from around the web: Boyhood Leeds United fan James Milner, who is out of contract in the summer, wants to re-join the club in the summer - IF the Whites are promoted to the Premier League this season. (Daily Star) Aston Villa have piped West Bromwich Albion to the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Kourtney Hause – joining on loan until the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move. (Various)Tammy Abraham missed Aston Villa training on Monday morning, sparking further talk that he is set to cut short his season-long loan and join Wolves instead. (BBC West Midlands Sport)Meanwhile, Dean Smith’s Aston Villa are linked with a swoop for Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi after talks with Levante’s Cheick Doukoure have “practically discarded”. (Las Provincias – via Sports Witness)West Bromwich Albion are interested in a shock move to re-sign midfielder … [Read more...] about Championship rumours: Sheffield Wednesday star set for exit
Ivo Pinto's future at City has been a hot topic during recent days Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 With the arrival of a new right-back it was inevitable that questions about Ivo Pinto’s future would follow. David Freezer assesses the City captain’s options. Amid the excitement about Felix Passlack’s loan arrival from Borussia Dortmund, speculation about Ivo Pinto’s future with City has increased rapidly. Perhaps the writing has been on the wall for a while for the 28-year-old though? The Portuguese right-back took over as Canaries captain as Russell Martin fell away from first-team contention last season. As one of the most likeable players in the squad, Pinto was an easy choice for Daniel Farke. However, for a fair chunk of the second half of last season the former Dinamo Zagreb full-back found himself playing second fiddle to Southampton loanee Harrison Reed, who was primarily a … [Read more...] about Pinto facing battle for his Canaries future after loan signing
PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 June 2018 Andy Warren Ipswich Town will be in the market for wingers next season. Picture: ARCHANT/PA Archant New Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst will need to add width to his squad for next season. ANDY WARREN looks at some potential signings. Ryan Kent is likely to be loaned out by Liverpool again this summer. Picture: PA PREMIER LEAGUE LOANS Ryan Kent (Liverpool) Kent’s stock has fallen somewhat in recent times but the talent is known to be there, with Jurgen Klopp a big admirer. He started last season in the Bundesliga with Freiberg and ended it at Bristol City, with the Robins said to have been fined ‘£300,000’ for not including him in squads the agreed amount of times. The 21-year-old is likely to be given the chance to impress Klopp during pre-season but another, hopefully more profitable, loan away is thought to be on the cards. Harry Wilson (Liverpool) The 21-year-old Wilson joined Hull on loan in January and managed seven … [Read more...] about Could these players be waiting in the wings for Ipswich Town?
PUBLISHED: 14:37 06 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 06 May 2018 Christoph Zimmermann's poor back pass led to Sheffield Wednesday's second goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his verdict from Hillsborough 1. Madders. It was a blast - We can come on to the carnage shortly. But if this proves to be James Maddison’s swansong ahead of a Premier League bid too sweet to turn down this summer then it was a sad exit. Hobbling to the touchline and straight down the tunnel nine minutes into this rout. Before re-emerging at the end on crutches with his left knee in a protective brace. Contrast that with the fanfare that accompanied Wes Hoolahan out of the football club last weekend or even the stage-managed exit of Owls’ stalwart Glenn Loovens two minutes from the interval at Hillsborough. Maddison has been the one shining light in season which ended on a … [Read more...] about Paddy’s Pointers: Five observations from Norwich City’s 5-1 Championship hammering at Sheffield Wednesday