According to talkSPORT (via The Sheilds Gazette), Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday are amongst a host of clubs keen on signing Leyton Orient striker Macauley Bonne.
Bonne scored 23 league goals for Leyton Orient in the National League and has been generating interest from sides in League One, the Championship and even the Premier League.
Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday are keen on bolstering their ranks in the hope of achieving promotion to the Premier League next season, with Sunderland and Leicester City also hoping to bring Bonne to their respective clubs.
The forward could be available for as little as £200,000 and could be seen as a bargain if he replicates his form from the National League in the higher divisions.
After Leyton Orient were promoted to League Two after three seasons in the fifth tier, and will compete in the Football League once again come August. The O’s will be hoping to keep hold of one of their prized assets, and are set to offer Bonne an improved contract to make sure he stays at the club for the upcoming campaign.
The 23-year old will travel to the African Cup of Nations this summer with Zimbabwe where they will compete in what looks like a tough group alongside Egypt, DR Congo and Uganda. He already has two caps for the national side and he will want to get his first goal for his country in the forthcoming tournament.
Bonne’s 23 goals means he finished third in the top scorers chart behind Flyde’s Danny Rowe and Eastleigh’s Paul McCallum.