Exclusive: Middlesbrough open talks to replace Leicester target with former Tottenham keeper Tom Glover

Tom Glover in goal for Melbourne City

Tom Glover in action for Melbourne City

Middlesbrough have held talks over a move for Australian goalkeeper Tom Glover on a free transfer after he left Melbourne City, TEAMtalk understands.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper was linked with a move to Hollywood-owned Wrexham earlier this summer after their promotion to League Two, but now a Championship move to The Riverside could be an option.

Boro are in need of a new number one with last season’s on-loan star Zack Steffen looking likely to be heading to Leicester City on a permanent deal from Manchester City.

But Boro are now looking at another option that has emerged from the City Football Group in the shape of 25-year-old Glover.

Glover has decided to leave Melbourne after his contract expired and the former Tottenham Hotspur academy player is set to head to Europe. Indeed, TEAMtalk can reveal that Boro have held talks.

Glover, who has been called into the Australia squad as they face Argentina this week, said last month upon his release: “I’ve loved playing at the club, but the time has now come for me to take the next step in my career.

“I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities that City has given me to play senior football and to help me in my development on the pitch as a player and off the pitch as a person.

“It’s been special to be part of such a successful group and I’ll never forget the memories of the past few years, but lifting four pieces of silverware in front of our amazing fans will always be the highlight.

“While I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my career, it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the club; so, whether it’s to the coaching staff, the support staff, my teammates, or the fans, I just want to say thank you.”

Glover came to the attention of many last season when he was attacked during a pitch invasion against Melbourne Victory and he was left concussed.

He has left Melbourne City with 106 appearances under his belt, from which he kept 29 clean sheets and conceded 125 goals.

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