MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray is running the rule over an international striker who has been dubbed the Polish Carlos Tevez.
Wisla Krakow attacking midfielder Patryk Malecki is understood to be training at Boro’s Rockcliffe Park HQ until the end of the season and are believed to be weighing up a £500,000 move for the eight-times capped star in the summer.
Wisla are willing to sell Malecki this summer after a conflict with former head coach Kazimierz Moskal.
Malecki (inset) was close to joining LKS Lodz, but financial problems at LKS prevented the deal from completing.
Also, Lechia Gdansk had interests in Malecki, but the rumour was cleared quickly.
Malecki has been suspended by Wisla for the remainder of the season, following a conflict with Wisla’s former head coach Kazimierz Moskal.
First, Malecki refused to shake Moskal’s hand after coming off in the 59th minute against Standard Liege in the Europa League,
Then, a couple days later, Malecki told Moskal that he does not want to play for his team ever again.
Meanwhile, with the emergency loan window to close next week, Boro look set to miss out on a loan move for Liverpool midfieler Jonjo Shelvey who is believed to prefer a move to Blackpool.