Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis is looking to bring at least two new wingers into his squad this summer, and he is planning two reunions at The Riverside – we can exclusively reveal.
The first reunion he wants is with his former West Brom ace Matt Phillips.
Pulis is a huge fan of the Scotland attacker, who can also play as a No 10, and believes he can be an important signing for the club.
The second reunion would be for Boro – as Pulis is ready to bring Albert Adomah back to the club, with Aston Villa unable to offer him improved terms following their failure to win promotion.
Villa have told Steve Bruce he might have to sell players, and he has already lost John Terry and now Player of the Year Adomah could follow him, and Boro are keen.
Adomah had three hugely successful years with Boro before a fallout with Aitor Karanka saw him move to Villa in 2016, but now he could be ready for a return to the North East – where he still owns a house.
Boro are also keen on Adomah’s team-mate Alan Hutton, who has been told he will not be getting a new contract – despite an excellent campaign.
Boro will finance these moves with the sale of their own star winger Adama Traore – who has a host of Premier League clubs on his trail.
Chelsea are leading the chase, although former Blues technical director Michael Emenalo – now in charge of Monaco – could get one over his former club by swooping for the Spanish Under-21 star after emerging as possible bidders.
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