Saint-Étienne took Harold Moukoudi on a free transfer last summer and he’s been in and out of the team in the first half of this campaign.

Therefore, the Ligue 1 side allowed the 22-year-old to join Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the season and the deal was made official on deadline day of the winter window.

The Championship side don’t have an option to make the centre-back’s transfer permanent, but that doesn’t mean a stay is ruled out.

According to Le10 Sport, the defender is expected to leave the French side in the summer and Claude Puel’s side will hope to receive an offer from Middlesbrough in the next few months.

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This should ideally be in the summer, and Le10 Sport doesn’t mention the fee needed to complete Moukoudi’s transfer. His current deal with Saint-Étienne runs until 2023.

For now, the report only suggests Saint-Étienne are hoping they would get an offer from Boro for Moukoudi and there’s nothing to indicate Jonathan Woodgate’s side will submit a proposal for the player.