EXCLUSIVE: WBA, Boro lead five-club chase for Toulouse striker

Rhys Healey MK Dons

Toulouse striker Rhys Healey is attracting plenty of attention in his native England, according to our sources.

The former Milton Keynes Dons striker moved to southern France last summer in something of a surprise deal. That was after Toulouse – under the guidance of ex-Liverpool and Tottenham chief Damien Comolli – paid more than £1million for his signature.

Comolli is now president of Toulouse and he sanctioned the bid for Healey, which caught many by surprise.

But few are questioning his decision now. The 26-year-old is one of the top-scorers in France’s Ligue 2, firing his side to second in the table.

Healey has bagged nine goals in 20 games, of which just 10 have been starts. In Ligue 2, he has an impressive seven goals in 13 games.

As such, we can reveal that the Manchester-born striker’s form has not gone unnoticed.

As per our sources the likes of West Brom and Middlesbrough are among those chasing his signature. We can also reveal Sheffield United, Norwich and Bournemouth have all checked on his progress in recent months.

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Healey in no hurry to decide future

Healey is now said to be rated at around £5m by Toulouse. He has just over two years remaining on his deal and with promotion in their sights, prising him away will not be easy.

Indeed, any decision on his future will likely be on hold until the end of the season.

The striker was named the Ligue 2 Player of the Month for December 2020. That was following a run of six goals in five league games during the month.

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