Middlesbrough are poised to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen, according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook.
Middlesbrough have allowed four goalkeepers to depart already this summer. Dejan Stojanovic left on a permanent deal, joining SSV Jahn Regensburg, whilst last season’s number one Joe Lumley, Zach Hemming and Sol Brynn have been loaned to Reading, Kilmarnock and Swindon Town respectively.
Chris Wilder’s side have been linked to several goalkeepers this window, with the likes of Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow, Manchester United’s Tom Heaton, Crystal Palace’s Jack Butland and Watford’s Ben Foster all on their radar.
Yet a new name has been thrown into the mix this afternoon with Manchester City shot stopper Zak Steffen reportedly poised to the join the Championship club.
The American has made 21 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side since making the switch from the MLS. He boasts a wealth of experience having helped the club to two Premier League titles and a Carabao Cup during his time at the Etihad.
He would likely come in as first choice, with fellow new signing Liam Roberts providing back-up. They would also have Brad James and Luke Daniels on their books, although the club are willing to listen to offers for the latter.
The tweet from Crooks concludes with ‘Chris Wilder’s side doing some good business this window’. Along with Roberts, Middlesbrough have signed Darragh Lenihan on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers, as well as Wolves’ Ryan Giles on a season-long loan.
Boro are looking to revamp their entire squad and so there is expected to be plenty of incomings and outgoings over the coming weeks. Perhaps the next could be Steffen.