The Hartlepool Mail has reported that former Newcastle United youngster Callum Roberts has joined Championship outfit Middlesbrough for a short trial period as he looks to earn a contract after his release from the Magpies.

Earlier this summer, it was confirmed that young winger Callum Roberts would be leaving Newcastle United upon the expiry of his contract. Fans had hoped that after some promising cameo appearances in the cup that Roberts could be offered a new deal, but it was not to be and now, he is on the search for a new club.

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Depsite leaving Newcastle, Roberts could be staying in the North East. Middlesbrough are casting an eye over the winger during a trial period with the Championship side and should he impress in his stint with Boro, they could look to offer him a permanent deal.

He was linked with a move to Greece earlier this summer with Panathinaikos said keen on Roberts, but a move to the Greek Super League outfit failed to materialise.

The 22-year-old has played in two Under-23s games for Middlesbrough, starting in games against Aston Villa and Stoke City.

Roberts played 87 times for Newcastle’s Under-23s side and socred an impressive 34 goals from out wide, also providing 24 assists in the process. He has spent time on loan with the likes of Gateshead, Kilmarnock and Colchester United over the course of his career so far but is now on the lookout for a new club on a permanent basis, with Middlesbrough a potential option.

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