Gareth Southgate has been monitoring Steven Defour and is hoping to secure his services in January.
The 20-year-old Belgium international plays for Standard Liege and is regarded as one of Europe’s top youngsters.
He is the sort of player that the Middlesbrough team is missing.
The Standard Liege captain is very creative and can get forward and score goals, something that the current Boro team is missing.
Reports suggest that Defour will cost Boro around ?8million and may be out of our reach if other high profile clubs become interested.
If we do manage to land Defour it would make for exciting times. With Digard and Emnes being brought in for the future, it looks promising.
What do we think – is this the type of player missing in our team?