Interesting Middlesbrough link plus Rangers tipped to sign reported Everton and Wolves target: News and transfer rumours

Middlesbrough are set to make several contract decisions this week – while transfer talk is starting to increase ahead of the summer window.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12:47 pm

We round up some of the latest Boro-related news and transfer stories from around the web:

Championship winger linked

Several players in the EFL are set to become free agents this summer, including Cardiff winger Junior Hoilett.

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Junior Hoilett will leave Cardiff City this summer.
Junior Hoilett will leave Cardiff City this summer.

The 30-year-old Canadian, who won promotion with Neil Warnock at The Cardiff City Stadium, announced his exit from the Bluebirds on social media over the weekend.

According to the Northern Echo, Warnock is keen to hold talks with Hoilett before the end of the week.

Boro are also set to announce whether or not another former Cardiff winger, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, will be offered a new deal.

Full-back tipped for Rangers move

One player who has been linked with a move away from Boro is full-back Djed Spence.

ESPN recently claimed that Wolves and Everton were tracking the 20-year-old, while Rangers have also been credited with interest.

Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Spence would be a good signing for The Gers.

“It’s always great to have versatile players in your squad and Spence is certainly one of those,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“He’s a great age and has a lot of experience already for someone so young. I think he’d be a great signing for Rangers.

“I’m sure he’d be interested if offered the chance to work with Steven Gerrard. They’re building something special up there.”

Youngsters miss out on play-offs

Finally, Boro’s under-23s side have missed out on a play-off spot in Premier League 2, Division 2.

Graeme Lee's team were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace last week in their final game of the season, when they were without the likes of Hayden Hackney and Connor Malley who were called up to the senior side.

That defeat meant Palace overtook Boro, while also giving Sunderland a chance to move into the final play-off place

The Black Cats only needed a point against Stoke at the Academy of Light and subsequently picked up a 1- 1 draw as former Hartlepool midfielder Josh Hawkes scored a late equaliser.

It means Boro finished sixth in the table.

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