According to The Evening Gazette, 19-year old Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier is attracting attention from ‘a number of clubs’, but Boro are in no hurry to decide on his future as yet.
Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier broke onto the scene early last season under then-manager Garry Monk. He was given an extended run in the side, and impressed in his short spell in the starting eleven.
However, with new management came less chances for Tavernier. Tony Pulis took the reigns and felt the Middlesbrough youngster was better suited out on loan for the rest of the season, and he joined MK Dons on a short term loan.
The move didn’t work out as well as the teenager had hoped, as his six month loan deal was riddled with injuries. But, his form across the season has earned him a call up to the England Under-19s side, and he is currently featuring for the team in the European Championships in Finland.
He has been impressive in his first season in professional football, and his performances have meant many sides are lining up to take the winger out on loan again for the forthcoming campaign.
Tavernier has shown he can compete in the Championship, League One and on England duty in the Under-19s age group, and it is easy to see why he has his suitors.
Portsmouth have already expressed an interest in the Middlesbrough midfielder, and it is understood a host of other clubs are keen. However, Boro aren’t looking to rush proceedings, and with the loan window open until the end of August, Tavernier may have to wait and see where he will be playing his football next season.