Middlesbrough have offered new long-term deals to two of the brightest prospects, Lewis Wing and Marcus Tavernier, we can reveal.
Midfielder Wing, 24, moved from non-league ranks in 2017 joining Boro from Shildon and was handed a new deal at the start of last season, but he performed brilliantly for Tony Pulis and is now set to be rewarded for fresh terms.
Attacking midfielder Tavernier, aged 20, has come through Boro’s youth academy and he looks set to play a big role next season, and the club are keen to prolong his current deal.
Boro have made the moves despite not having a new manager in place yet, although they are hopeful of making a new appointment next week and it is understood Jonathan Woodgate is the favoured candidate.
We can reveal he had a second interview last week, and he has impressed Boro chairman Steve Gibson – with the promised that he intends to play an attacking dynamic style – similar to the Leeds team where he made his breakthrough onto the footballing scene.
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