Fellow Championship side Interested in signing £9m rated Boro striker

Reports have further claimed that while Swansea would like to sign the striker on a permanent basis, a loan move looks more likely.

Fellow Championship side Interested in signing £9m rated Boro striker

Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite is tipped to join fellow Championship side Swansea City in the January transfer window, multiple reports have claimed.

It is reported that Swansea manager Graham Potter is a huge admirer of the 27-year-old, though any move for the Danish international won’t be cheap.

Braithwaite is reportedly earning a hefty £55,000 a week, hence Boro would want Swansea to pay all his wages should the striker depart on loan.

As far as Swansea are concerned, they would want to sign Braithwaite to give more competition to Oliver McBurnie – who is currently the sole striker for the Swans.

Braithwaite’s form has been poor

Having made 12 starts in the Championship this season, Braithwaite has cut a solitary figure on the bench in the last few weeks, with him being omitted from the Boro squad who lost 2-1 at QPR over the weekend.

In those appearances, Braithwaite has found the back of the net only 3 times, a sorry return for a striker in which many Boro fans tipped to lead their attack this season. His last goal for the club came way back in August in a 2-0 victory against Bristol City.

As a result of his lackluster form, Braithwaite has fallen low in the pecking order at Boro, with fellow strikers Jordan Hugill and Britt Assombalonga ahead of him in the manager’s plans.

Braithwaite on his future

When asked whether he sees himself at Boro next summer, Braithwaite said “Yes, to me, I do not think so much about things. I play soccer and focus on the ambition, which is moving up.”

However, after almost confirming that he’s going to stay at the club beyond January, Braithwaite himself raised doubts about his future.

"At the same time, I know, and I have learned through the years that football is very powerful, so you cannot really say what's going to happen in six months. You can only live in the present and that's what I'm trying to do."

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.