Middlesbrough ace Marcus Tavernier is set to sign a new long-term deal with the club, TEAMtalk understands.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has come through the ranks of Boro’s famed academy, but he had just 18 momths left on his current deal.
Tavernier was the subject of a number of bids from Barnsley in the summer, and has been tracked by a number of Premier League clubs since making his breakthrough under Tony Pulis.
Tavernier has now become an integral part of Jonathan Woodgate’s side in recent weeks and it is understood the England youth international will put pen-to-paper this week.
Man Utd scouts were understood to be tracking the player in December 2018, but did not follow up with their interest.
While the Northern Echo, last summer, claimed Aston Villa were interested in signing Tavernier, with his brother James, who is at Rangers, also reportedly on Dean Smith’s radar