Middlesbrough have named their price for striker Martin Braithwaite, who looks surplus to requirements at the club.

According to The Northern Echo, Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is looking for £9 million for the sale of Martin Braithwaite, who wasn’t even involved in the matchday squad for the game against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Being surplus to requirements means Braithwaite could be shown the exit door in January, and with a number of clubs interested in the Danish forward in the summer, there could be another few clubs across Europe still keeping tabs.

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The 27-year old started the season incredibly well, scoring three goals in Middlesbrough’s first three games. However, since August, Braithwaite has failed to find the net, and has fell down the pecking order as a result.

After Boro’s draw with Blackburn at the weekend, questions were posed to Pulis regarding the striker.

“It’s a challenge for Martin (to get back into the squad), but then it’s a challenge for everybody,” he said. “I don’t pick people because I like them or dislike them.

“I pick people because they should be in the team. If you’re making a choice, and the choice was Tav [Marcus Tavernier] or Martin, then I think Tav has been better than Martin over the past couple of weeks. Full stop. Never mind his age or how little he cost compared to how much Martin cost, you just go off their performances.”

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Middlesbrough face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, in what is looking like a must-win for Pulis’ side having slipped to 6th position after this weekend’s results.

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