According to The Daily Telegraph football reporter Mike McGrath, former-Queens Park Rangers defender Grant Hall is to undergo a medical at Middlesbrough.

Hall had spent the last five seasons at QPR but ultimately turned down the offer of a new contract to look for a new club instead. He is now a free agent.

A whole host of Championship clubs were reportedly interested in the centre-back, including Swansea City amongst others; but it would seem Middlesbrough are in the driving seat to acquire Hall’s signature ahead of the new campaign.

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Neil Warnock recently took the reigns at The Riverside full time and is looking to completely rebuild the team in order to improve on their 17th placed finish last season.

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Middlesbrough trio Ryan Shotton, Dani Ayala and George Friend’s contracts all expired this month leaving the club light on numbers at the back. Warnock is actively looking for a central defender with experience and it would seem Hall fits the bill perfectly.

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Boro are hoping to keep spending at a minimum this season as they again attempt to claw back funds spent in the summer of the 2017-18 season under Garry Monk. The former-QPR defender would offer a free option, whilst also possessing the wealth of experience and know-how Middlesbrough were lacking in defence for the majority of last season.

Hall signed for Mark Warburton’s side back in August 2015 from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. The 28-year old made 30 Championship appearances last season, and was made captain at Loftus Road.

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