According to Gazette Live, Middlesbrough are lining up a deal to bring ADO Den Haag winger Sheraldo Becker to the club for free in the summer.
Becker is out of contract at the end of the season, and according to the report, Middlesbrough are leading the chase to sign the winger for free.
Boro have been scouting the wide midfielder all season, and now with Becker becoming available for nothing, there is an added incentive to move for the Dutchman in the summer.
The Teessiders are apparently rather strapped for cash at present, with parachute payments coming to an end, and still attempting to balance the books from Garry Monk’s spending spree in the summer of 2017. A free transfer is exactly what Middlesbrough will be looking out for, and Becker fits the bill perfectly.
Width has been a key issue to Boro’s lack of creativity and goal threat. They scored the lowest amount of goals in the top 16 teams in the Championship last season, and have missed the directness of last years’ Player of the Season Adama Traore.
A lack of pace is another problem for Middlesbrough, and Becker could certainly provide an added spark to a side hoping for promotion to the Premier League.
The 24-year old has scored seven goals this campaign, and registered 10 assists over the course of 32 games in the Dutch Eredivisie. Becker could still help ADO Den Haag to a top half finish, with one game of the season left to go, they face Willem II at home tomorrow evening.