Middlesbrough will fancy their chances in the Championship in the second half of the season, with an automatic promotion place still well within their reach at this moment in time.
Tony Pulis has managed to get the very best out of his side in recent times as they’re beginning to build up ahead of steam at the perfect time in their season.
However, the Englishman will still need to dip into the January transfer market a couple more times to ensure he has enough reinforcements for the remainder of the current campaign. So, with a creative player and a striker being craved at this moment in time, Pulis will be hoping that Steve Gibson can help him out.
Therefore, it’d be a joke if Boro don’t get this DUO in the next few weeks…
Marcus Maddison was on the radar of a number of Championship clubs back in the summer transfer window, but nothing came of the interest as he ended up staying at current club Peterborough.
And, it’s safe to say that he hasn’t disappointed once again in the current campaign, having produced three goals and an incredible 15 assists in just 27 appearances for the Posh.
The Englishman operates in an attacking midfield role but can also play out wide, so he could be a great signing for Boro to make as they currently lack a creative spark and have been low on options on the flanks this season.
Middlesbrough have already seen Martin Braithwaite go out on loan this month, and Ashley Fletcher also looks like securing an exit from the Riverside Stadium at some point in the near future.
So, Pulis will be looking to bring in a striker as Britt Assombalonga has had to carry the main goalscoring load for large parts of the current campaign.
Gyasi Zardes hit 20 goals for MLS side Colombus Crew last season and he has already featured 40 times for the United States on the international stage. His pace, skill, strength and eagle eye for goal would make him a very dangerous asset for Boro to have in their armoury.
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