Middlesbrough sweat on tempting Julio Arca to sign new contract

HAVE Middlesbrough fans seen the last of Julio Arca in a Boro shirt?

The popular midfielder, a strong contender to be Player of the Year, missed Monday’s stunning 3-0 win at Cardiff and will sit out Saturday’s final home game against Doncaster after having an operation on a knee problem.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray has declared his ambition to keep the Argentine at the Riverside, though has admitted it would have to be on reduced terms.

When Arca travelled down the A19 from Sunderland to Teesside, he was joining a Premier League club and gained a lucrative contract as a result.

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