Rumour Reel: Boro on verge of Fischer deal as Man Utd eye Willian
Robbie Purves | May 26, 2016
Despite the window officially opening on July 1st, it seems clubs are already chasing down their transfer targets one by one as they look to complete some of their business before Euro 2016 kicks off.
Fischer to Boro
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka is closing in on his first summer signing, as the club prepares to compete in England’s top-flight. The Ajax winger is reportedly set to fly to Teesside to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms, with the two clubs having already reaching an agreement of around £3.8m.
He made 28 Eredivisie appearances for the Dutch outfit last season and will now likely link up with Scotland marksman Jordan Rhodes and Ghana’s Albert Adomah, completing Boro’s attacking trio. A Rhodes-Fischer link-up is particularly exciting, as the former Blackburn Rovers man netted 10 for his new employers since moving in January of this year and will thrive off the space and service Fischer creates.
Fischer is a fast, tricky dribbling winger with an eye for goal and was reportedly subject to a lot of attention a few years ago, from Europe’s biggest clubs. He recorded eight goals and three assists in this year’s league campaign after recovering from a 14-month thigh muscle injury layoff.
Bilic keen on Tore reunion
According to reports, West Ham United are in the final stages of a deal that would see Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore play at the Olympic Stadium next season.
The Hammers are making big strides with their summer recruitment as they look to build upon their strong Premier League campaign. Having already landed Havard Nordtveit on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach, manager Slaven Bilic is now moving for one of his former players.
Tore registered six goals and nine assists for the Turkish giants last term, and looks set to join exciting attacking players at West Ham such as Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho.
Mourinho looks to add Willian
With Jose Mourinho itching to get started at Manchester United, it seems he may have already given his list of targets to the Red Devils hierarchy.
Mourinho will now reportedly risk angering his former employers by raiding Chelsea for winger Willian. The Brazilian is one of a few Stamford Bridge names that played to a high level this season and ticks all the boxes the Portuguese boss looks for in a forward.
Willian works extremely hard, is a strong dribbler and a talented finisher with 11 goals and 10 assists to his name this term. United have been quoted £60m for the attacker in a move that would see him slot in nicely at right wing, completing the Old Trafford side’s lightening quick attacking line.