Middlesbrough have offered fresh terms to exciting pairing Lewis Wing and Marcus Tavernier, according to TEAMtalk.
The Teeside outfit remain without a manager following the departure of much-maligned boss Tony Pulis at the end of the 2018/19 season, with the former Stoke City manager having failed to guide his side into the Championship play-off places.
However, Boro are reportedly intent on extending the current deals of two of their most encouraging talents, with Wing having impressed under Pulis, while the club are keen to hold onto Tavernier, who has progressed through the club’s youth system.
Despite Boro’s disappointing campaign last time out, it was one to remember for 24-year-old Wing, who continued his rapid rise through the football league pyramid by scoring five times in 34 appearances in all competitions for the North East club.
The midfielder had spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan to League Two Yeovil Town, after making the switch to Boro at the start of that campaign from non-league Shildon.
Tavernier, meanwhile, although very much a part of the club’s first team set-up last season, was not involved to the same extent as Wing, having only been named in the starting line-up for two of his 20 appearances in last season’s Championship.
He did, however, still manage four goals in all competitions even in such limited game time, and it is said that he is likely to feature more prominently for the promotion hopefuls next season.
Tying down the pair looks like wise business, with both Wing and Tavernier looking capable of kicking on again after gaining plenty of experience in the Championship in the 2018/19 campaign.