According to Spanish publication AS, Middlesbrough are looking for a bid in the region of £6 million to £8 million for want-away striker Martin Braithwaite.
The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at La Liga outfit Leganes, and the Spanish side are interested in pursuing a permanent deal for the Middlesbrough man.
Leganes now face competition from Spanish top flight rivals Getafe, who surprisingly finished fifth, securing an automatic place in next season’s Europa League group stage – this could be a factor in Braithwaite deciding where his future lies.
Although the Danish international does look likely to leave Middlesbrough this summer to free up space on the wage bill and help balance the books, the new Boro manager may want to look at Braithwaite in pre-season before allowing him to leave.
The report suggests Boro are looking for between £6 million and £8 million for the forward’s services, which means the Teessiders would be making a loss having signed for around £10 million from Toulouse back in 2017, according to Transfermarkt.
Braithwaite’s spell in Spain has been a successful one. In just five months at his new club, he started 18 times, scoring five goals and registering seven assists in all competitions.
Important goals came in wins over Sevilla and Real Madrid, as well as scoring against table topping Barcelona at the Camp Nou in January just weeks after signing.
Braithwaite is currently away on international duty with the Danish national team. He scored the final goal in the 5-1 rout against Georgia in Euro 2020 qualifying, after replacing RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen in the 75th minute.