Although Middlesbrough’s season may have come to an end on May 5th, there has been plenty of action for the club’s supporters to keep up with off of the field.
Following a disappointing Championship campaign which saw the Smoggies miss out on the play-offs to Derby County on the final day, Tony Pulis agreed to part ways with the club last Friday after holding talks with chairman Steve Gibson.
With the club understandably needing to prioritise bringing in a new manager this summer, it would be understandable if any possible transfer activity is put on the back-burner over the coming weeks.
However, it is clear that regardless of who is in charge at the Riverside Stadium next year, Boro should try everything to bring in one of the brightest young talents in the third tier.
According to the Daily Star, the Smoggies are one of a number of clubs who are reportedly interested in Portsmouth winger Jamal Lowe.
A fantastic player, the 24-year-old enjoyed a superb campaign for Pompey as his 15 goals and nine assists in League One propelled the club to a fourth-place finish.
Although he was unable to inspire the club to play-off success over Sunderland last Thursday, Lowe is clearly capable of making the step up to the Championship and could prove to be an incredible signing for Boro.
With both Stewart Downing and Marcus Tavernier failing to provide the necessary amount of attacking creativity during the 2018/19 campaign, the former Barnet star would almost definitely be a starter for the Smoggies next season if they can convince him to join.
By sanctioning a move for Lowe when the transfer window opens in July, Gibson could be bringing in a player who can finally take them back to the promise land of the Premier League after two seasons of near misses.
What do you think Boro fans? Should your club swoop for Lowe this summer? Or is there another player you want to see at the Riverside next season? Let us know below.
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