According to The Hartlepool Mail, Middlesbrough have rekindled their interest in former winger Albert Adomah.
The winger played for Boro for three seasons before moving to Aston Villa, enjoying promotion whilst at The Riverside.
Despite starring for The Villans last season, in a campaign that took them agonisingly close to a return to the Premier League, the 30-year-old failed to impress Steve Bruce at the start of this season. However, with the arrival of Dean Smith at Villa Park, it looks as though the winger could get a new lease of life.
Smith’s arrival casts doubt over whether this transfer will happen, but according to the article, Villa are still looking to offload the forward during the next window.
Boro manager Tony Pulis has for a long time said that his side need more creative influences in the final third of the pitch, and Adomah provides that with 17 goals and 15 seasons in the two seasons prior to this one. In addition, he will provide much needed versatility to the personnel at The Riverside.
Currently, Boro only really have one recognised winger in Stewart Downing, with Martin Braithwaite filling in out wide. What has been most bizarre is that Boro have been heavily reliant on wingers in many games this season, adopting a style built upon crosses to Britt Assombalonga. Adomah may well provide the quality out wide they’ve lacked.
Middlesbrough are within touching distance of the Championship promotion places, but need to tweak a few things to get there. While Adomah is not in the greatest form at the moment, he was so recently that it will not be hard to rejuvenate his form in the northeast. With Villa looking to get rid of the player, Boro should take this opportunity.