Fast attackers have been in short supply at Middlesbrough in recent years. Gone are the days of the likes of Juninho, Adama Traore or even Stewart Downing for that matter.

Now there is a serious lack of pace at Middlesbrough, with Marvin Johnson and Marcus Browne the only recognised wingers at the club. The signing of Browne was supposed to add impetus and speed, but the 21-year old has not had the desired impact as of yet for Boro.

Head Coach Jonathan Woodgate may look into the transfer market in January, in order to add more fire power, and ultimately more goals.

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According to Wayne Veysey of The Football Insider, Middlesbrough are to compete with Barnsley for former Ajax youngster Deabeas Owusu-Sekyere.

The 19-year old striker, who can also play as a number 10, was recently released from Portuguese side Leixoes over the summer. He is currently training with Middlesbrough ahead of appearing for their under-23s side this week.

The report suggests Owusu-Sekyere is very keen on a move to England in a bid to reignite his career, after playing in the same Ajax youth teams as the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Justin Kluivert, who have both moved on to Serie A with Juventus and Roma respectively.

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If the striker was to join Boro, he would be in direct competition with the likes of Britt Assombalonga, Ashley Fletcher and Rudy Gestede up front. However, the Teessiders are in desperate need for a number 10 and he could be deployed in this role more effectively if he did join on a permanent deal.


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