EXCLUSIVE: Reading leading chase for former Middlesbrough midfielder

Former Middlesbrough midfielder Carlos De La Pena is being lined up for a move back to England this summer, we can reveal.

The Uruguay winger is currently starring with Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kiev and he has attracted glances from a number of Championship clubs.

It is understood that Reading are leading the chase and are ready to finalise a deal, although there is competition for his signature.

De La Pena’s previous stint in England with Boro did not go too well, but the 28-year-old is hopeful he can produce second time around.

Meanwhile, TEAMtalk also understands that Middlesbrough are considering a double raid on North East rivals Sunderland this summer with Duncan Watmore and Lynden Gooch in their sights.

Forward Watmore is out of contract at the Stadium of Light in the summer and if the Black Cats don’t get promotion, they will be unable to offer him a contract of Championship level, which he is currently on.

Now, a Middlesbrough source has told us that a host of clubs are looking at taking the former England Under-21 star on a free transfer, but Boro hope the option of staying in the North East could appeal. Read more…