Middlesbrough signing this £2m attacker would take them up to the level required to enter the PL – opinion

Middlesbrough opinion: Boro in for Hosam Aiesh – Good move?

According to a report in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough are linked with a possible move for Ostersund winger Hosam Aiesh during this transfer window.

The 24-year-old is available for a fee around £2m, with other clubs also interested along with Boro. Ostersund’s English technical director has said that the Sweden international possesses the capability to make it in the big European leagues. (h/t Hartlepool)

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Earlier this month, Leeds United had sent scouts to watch the winger, while fellow Championship sides Reading and Nottingham Forest are also keeping a close eye on him. (h/t Hartlepool)

As of now, Aiesh’s contract at Ostersund expires in 24 months time. He hasn’t been a regular in the team despite having the quality to make a difference. Here’s why Boro should beat the competition to sign him this summer:

Boro need quality in their frontline

Until the end of last season, Middlesbrough were under the management of Tony Pulis and it was a real struggle. They laboured in games because of a lack of goals scored and had to depend a lot on their backline to keep clean sheets and win important points.

Now, with the change in stewardship, we can expect a more positive approach from the team. Boro missed out on the playoff spot last season and they would be aiming to at least qualify for that next time around.

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For that to happen, they need to add more quality and substance to their frontline. So, targeting a move for Hosam Aiesh isn’t a bad idea at all.

Predominantly a right-winger, the 24-year-old can play as a centre-forward or as a wide-midfielder if required. His versatility could be a very important thing to new manager Jonathan Woodgate and how he builds his team for next season.

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All in all, we can conclude by saying that Boro are right in pursuing a possible deal for the Ostersund man. They have to beat the challenge of fellow Championship rivals to get this deal done though.

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
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