According to Football Insider journalist Pete O’Rourke, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing  winger Kadeem Harris, following his release from Cardiff City.

Harris was released earlier this month after not being offered a contract extension by Cardiff City, now both Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough will fight it out over the signature of the free agent.

The report suggests both clubs have prioritised signing new wingers this transfer window, with Boro having lost stalwart Stewart Downing following his release, and Rajiv van La Parra returning to his parent club Huddersfield Town. Whereas Wednesday have chose not to retain the services of wingers George Boyd and Marco Matias.

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Harris played just 13 games for Cardiff in the Premier League last season, starting three. During that time the 25-year old scored one goal, in the 4-2 win over fellow-relegatees Fulham.

After joining from Wycombe Wanderers in 2012, the winger has gone on to play 79 times for the Bluebirds, finding the net six times. He has also spent loan spells at Brentford in 2013, and Barnsley in 2015.

Harris can play on either flank, and would be a good addition to either Middlesbrough or Sheffield Wednesday. Given his pace, directness and his experience in the Championship, he would no doubt be welcomed with open arms by both sets of fans.

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Middlesbrough have been crying out for a player of this ilk since the departure of Adama Traore to Wolves last summer. Equally, Sheffield Wednesday will need new additions to help their chances of achieving a top six finish, after a disappointing season last time out.

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