Boro boss Warnock mulling over offer to free-agent striker

Date published: Saturday 31st October 2020 9:45 - Matthew Briggs

TEAMtalk understands Middlesbrough are considering offering a contract to former Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore.

The 26-year-old has been training with Neil Warnock’s first team at Rockliffe this week.

Watmore is a free agent and we understand the free agent is keen on securing a move to The Riverside.

It is understood Watmore has done well on trial and now Warnock is looking at an offer.

Warnock though refused to commit himself at his press conference on Friday morning. The Boro boss publicly said he was not expecting to make any signings

However, Boro are weighing up a move, but have limited funds. They are though are short on attacking options and could offer a heavily incentivised deal to the former England Under- 21 star.

It’s also understood Watmore has options abroad and in League On

TEAMtalk revealed back in April that Boro had an interest in Watmore.

Niasse talk

Meanwhile, former Everton striker Oumar Niasse will reject interest from clubs in England – including Middlesbrough – to move abroad, TEAMtalk understands.

The 30-year-old Senegal international is a free agent after departing Everton in the recent transfer window. Indeed, the Toffees eventually accepted defeat in finding a suitable buyer for the forward.

But despite his career coming to a halt, Niasse has received a plethora of interest since entering free agency.

TEAMtalk understands that Championship sides such as Derby and Middlesbrough have both showed interest.

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