Middlesbrough beating Newcastle to sign this 20-year-old rising talent would be a great step for the future


Middlesbrough Opinion: Should Boro beat Newcastle to sign Josh Hawkes?

Bristol Live (h/t Team Talk) has reported that Middlesbrough and Newcastle United have joined the race for Hartlepool United midfielder Josh Hawkes. The 20-year-old has been in fine form this season for Hartlepool, making 21 appearances so far for the club.

However, what has interested the likes of Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Burnley (h/t Hartlepool Mail) and a few others is the fact, that Hawkes has done enough recently to earn a first-team spot.

Although he started the season on the fringes of the first-team, making his debut as a substitute on the opening day, things changed with Hawkes getting dropped for the next 12 games.

But injuries to other players and his versatility saw him return to the bench, impressing more than enough to earn a spot in the starting line-up. A versatile star, Hawkes can play anywhere across the midfield line, specialising as a number 10.

Moreover, he’s scored five goals since his return to the starting eleven, which has provoked manager Craig Hignett to start the young starlet.

However, that form has come to the attraction of a few Premier League and Championship clubs, which will prove to be a problem for Hartlepool United in the near future. But for Middlesbrough, it’s a move they need to make, especially given the state of their midfield.

Stewart Downing is 34 years old and Marcus Tavernier is only 19 years old, which means he needs time to adjust to the Championship. Rajiv van La Parra has struggled to make an impact since joining the side during the January transfer window on loan.

It shows the shape of Boro’s midfield and it also shows exactly why the club need to win the race for the Hartlepool United star.

While manager Tony Pulis will have no problem in convincing the 20-year-old attacking midfielder to join the club, things could get complicated.

The likes of Newcastle United and Burnley are also in the race for the young star and could prove to have a better path to the first-team than a side battling to try and achieve their dreams of promotion.

Read More Middlesbrough News, Click Here: Middlesbrough latest news

In any case, a move cannot be made until the summer transfer window opens again and so for now, Boro need to make sure they keep scouting Josh Hawkes.

Otherwise, they could potentially lose out on a future star and someone who could potentially lead them to the Premier League in the near future.

Siddhant Lazar @SiddhantAnush

Tom Landry once said "Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable." Football is and always will be the beautiful game. What every child understands, yet every adult struggles to, is that it is a game that defines the nature of the universe. But that's just me.

Recent Posts

Prediction for England vs. Canada women soccer match

England vs. Canada is one of the biggest rivalries in women’s soccer and the two teams meet later in April…

16 hours ago

What are some Football Betting Tips?

Football Betting Tips: Get ready Football betting is extremely fun and can help you earn loads of money with some…

3 weeks ago

World Soccer’s 5 Most Ridiculous Goals of All Time

Most Ridiculous Goals ( Source: ruftv.ru ) Soccer is popular all over the world and is famous for spectacular and…

4 weeks ago

Beginner’s Guide To Sports Betting: Important Elements To Consider

If you are new to sports betting, this guide is for you. I hope my stories and tips will help…

4 weeks ago

Done deal: Middlesbrough sign veteran Everton star on loan

Middlesbrough sign Yannick Bolasie on loan from Everton According to the Liverpool Echo, EFL Championship outfit Middlesbrough have completed the…

1 month ago

Celtic working hard to secure a deal for 25-year-old Championship star

Celtic closing in on a deal to sign Preston North End's Ben Davies According to Sky Sports, Scottish giants Celtic…

1 month ago