Everton duo set for exit plus England ticket latest: Middlesbrough news and transfer rumours

Middlesbrough made a transfer breakthrough when they agreed to sign goalkeeper Joe Lumley last week – but what else has been happening in and around the Riverside?

By Joe Nicholson
Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 6:00 am

Here are some of the latest Boro-related news stories and transfer rumours.

Yannick Bolasie set for Everton exit

Following his loan spell at Boro last season, Yannick Bolasie will be assessing his options ahead of next season.

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Yannick Bolasie playing for Middlesbrough.

The 32-year-old will be out of contract at parent club Everton this summer, with Sky Sports reporting that Bolasie and former Boro midfielder Mo Besic, who will also see his deal at Goodison Park end, set for pastures new.

Bolasie was close to moving to Turkey before joining Boro on loan in January, but it’s believed his wages could price the Teessiders out of a permanent move.

Romania friendly sold out

Next month Boro’s Riverside Stadium will host two England friendlies as Gareth Southgate’s side prepare for Euro 2020.

The Three Lions will face Austria on Wednesday, June 2 (8pm kick-off) and Romania on Sunday, June 6 (5pm kick-off).

Fans will be able to attend the matches but the Riverside capacity will be capped at 25 per cent for both games.

Tickets went on sale to My England Football members this week as the Romania match sold out.

A limited number of tickets remain on sale for the Austria fixture.

Traore earns Spain call up

Finally, former Boro winger Adama Traore has been called up to Spain’s squad for the Euros.

Manager Luis Enrique has only named a 24-man squad despite having 26 places available.

Traore has won five caps for Spain’s senior side.

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