Middlesbrough FC news and transfer rumours: Striker signs new deal after Cardiff and Bournemouth links plus European club states goalkeeper stance
Middlesbrough are preparing for this weekend’s game against QPR – but what else has been happening in and around the Riverside? We round up some of the latest Boro-related news stories from around the web.
Striker signs new deal
Boro were one of several Championship clubs who had been linked with young striker Josh Kayode.
The 20-year-old frontman is contracted to Rotherham but has impressed during a loan spell at Carlisle in League Two this season.
Boro, Cardiff Brentford and Bournemouth had all been credited with interest in Kayode, yet the striker has since signed a new three-year deal with Rotherham which will run until the summer of 2024.
Dejan Stojanovic latest
Back at Boro, manager Neil Warnock will be looking to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.
The Teessiders loaned out 27-year-old stopper Dejan Stojanovic to German second-tier side St Pauli at the start of the season, with the 2. Bundesliga club keen to keep him.
Speaking about Stojanovic’s future, St Pauli’s Sporting Director Andreas Bornemann said: "Dejan is doing a really good job and has become an important pillar for the team.
"He feels comfortable here and would like to stay. Of course, it’s an option that Dejan will also be between the posts with us next season. A lot depends on how Middlesbrough plan with him and imagine a possible transfer financially."
Lewis Wing enjoying Rotherham spell
Finally, Boro midfielder Lewis Wing says he’s just trying to focus on keeping Rotherham in the Championship.
Wing joined the Millers on loan in January, and has been a regular starter for Paul Warne’s side, who are battling to stay up.
Speaking to the Rotherham Advertiser, Wing said: "I'm not sure what my plans are at Middlesbrough.
"To be honest, I'm not even thinking about next season at the minute. I've got more immediate things to think about. We have big, big games coming up as we try to stay up.
"I've really enjoyed my time here and I feel like I've come in and done well. I've been getting back my confidence which I kind of lost at Middlesbrough.
"I'm at the stage of my career now where I've just got to kick on. I'm 25 years old and I'm starting a family. The next part of my career is massive.”