La Liga sides Girona and Leganes are both looking to add to their squad before the official transfer window deadline this Friday, and have both identified Middlesbrough’s top scorer Martin Braithwaite as a prime target according to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.

Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has hit the ground running so far this season in the Championship, scoring three goals in his first five games. He has been instrumental in Boro’s success, as they sit joint-top of the league with 13 points out of a possible 15.

The likes of Lazio and Bordeaux have expressed an interest in the Middlesbrough number 10, but nothing has come to fruition. Now it is not only sides in Italy and France which have their eye on Braithwaite, with Leganes and Girona now keen on the Danish international.

However, as recently as last week Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis said that no players would be leaving the club in the coming days, due to the small size of the squad that he has at his disposal.

Braithwaite is a key part of Boro’s first-team squad at the moment, and is thriving in a new role partnering Britt Assombalonga in a 5-3-2 formation. Braithwaite’s recall from his loan spell out in France has worked wonders, and Middlesbrough now look more of a balanced side with the Dane deputising for the departed Adama Traore.

The Teessiders do still have Assombalonga, Jordan Hugill and Ashley Fletcher as striking options, but Braithwaite is the star man at the moment, and Pulis will want to keep hold of his prized asset.