Middlesbrough fans will be less than pleased with how their side have performed in recent times as consistency continues to cause issues, with Tony Pulis starting to lose the faith of the supporters.
Of course, Boro still have to focus on securing a play-off place from here on in until the end of the season, but it looks as if Tony Pulis may already have his eye on a possible summer swoop.
What’s the news?
The forward was a target for Tony Pulis during the final days of the January transfer window, with The Sun (30 January, page 63) (via HITC) reporting that they were willing to pay £2 million to tempt the Blues into a sale.
It’s believed that Middlesbrough are likely to renew their interest and make a new offer in July.
But, Birmingham have no interest in letting the 25-year-old go and will move to extend his contract.
Boro fans may be slightly confused as to why their side are likely to make an offer for Vassell in the summer transfer window as he’s scored zero goals in eight appearances for Birmingham. The 25-year-old made his first appearance in the current campaign back in January after returning from a long spell out, so he’s still adjusting at the moment.
Indeed, Britt Assombalonga has impressed up until this point in the current campaign and Ashley Fletcher is starting to find his feet at the Riverside Stadium. But, with Rudy Gestede possibly leaving in the summer and Jordan Hugill returning to West Ham United, it would make sense for Pulis to bring in another striker.
Middlesbrough fans, do you think Vassell is the man your side should be looking at? Surely there’re more proven options out there…