Boro make £5 million Transfer Deadline Day bid for Scotland centre-back

Middlesbrough FC have enquired about the 22-year-old Scotland centre-back.

Boro make £5 million Transfer Deadline Day bid for Scotland centre-back

Middlesbrough have joined the race to sign Scotland centre-back Scott McKenna from Aberdeen before the transfer deadline at 11pm today.

The highly-rated centre-back has also attracted the eye of Stoke City, who are attempting to lure the player to the Championship.

Having seen Danny Batth return to his parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers this week, and subsequently join Stoke City on a permanent deal, Boro are looking to find a suitable replacement, with McKenna ticking the boxes.

Although Stoke City have signed Batth this transfer window, they are keen to sign another centre-back.

Reports suggest both Stoke City and Boro have made a £5 million bid for the 22-year-old, although Aberdeen value the player closer to the £10 million mark. Earlier in the transfer window, bids from Celtic and Aston Villa were rejected, with the figure reported to be £6 million.

The 6ft 2ins has excelled to be a top defender in the Scottish Premier League and earned his first international call up in 2018. He captained the Scotland team on just his fourth international appearance against Mexico in June.

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Boro hold talks with players following confrontation at Newport

Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.

"They get paid good money to play a game of football" - Tony Pulis

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis pulled no punches in the aftermath of seeing his team dumped out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport.

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

Confused right now: Will the real Middlesbrough Football Club please stand up?

I can honestly say I’ve never been so confused about how I feel right now.

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

George Saville bullish after Middlesbrough win at West Brom

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis also expressed his appreciation for the striker Britt Assombalonga who played a crucial role in the comeback.