The 23-year-old has been in fine form in the Carabao Cup this season with his 'goal of the round' securing a quarter-final place for Boro.
Although over a month remains until the opening of the January transfer window, Boro have already been linked with a host of players.
Middlesbrough FC are part of a growing contingent of clubs who have been linked with the Sunderland striker of late.
If rumours are to be believed, Liverpool are interested in acquiring the services of 21-year-old Dael Fry from Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough FC have to make their move quickly if they want to secure his services as fellow Championship side West Brom are also interested in the QPR playmaker.
Though the Middlesbrough manager has claimed that the England U-21 defender would benefit from a run of games in the same position.
The 27-year-old striker’s commitment to Middlesbrough FC was questioned by a Boro fan on Instagram.
The Middlesbrough manager is confident that Hugill has what it takes to spearhead the team’s push for promotion to the Premier League.
Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis faces the dilemma of whether or not to include the returning Daniel Ayala in his starting lineup.
If transfer rumours are to give us any clue, the January transfer window is promised to be an extremely busy period for Middlesbrough FC.