It’s been a mixed bag for Neil Warnock since he took over at Middlesbrough F.C., winning 2-0 away to Stoke City in his first game after replacing Jonathan Woodgate, before falling to a 2-1 loss to Hull City a few days later.
The problem for Boro, as it has been for most of the season, has been scoring goals consistently, as the Championship side currently have the poorest attacking tally in the league.
With just 40 goals scored in 40 games, the club need more firepower next season to help out Ashley Fletcher and Brit Assombalonga if they manage to avoid relegation to League One, and it’s in France that they seem hopeful of finding it.
According to Toulouse fan website Les Violets, who tend to be rather well informed when it comes to their exclusive, Middlesbrough are looking at Wesley Saïd, formerly of Dijon and Rennes.
The right winger, who can also play down the left or through the middle, has reportedly asked the relegated Ligue 1 side to ‘let him leave’.
The problem is finding out who will come forward and offer Damien Comolli the many millions of euros he wants, ‘especially since he wants to keep him’.
According to website, the first avenue ‘leads to Middlesbrough’, although there is no more detail than that for the time being.
It’s still something to keep an eye on, since the Championship side appear to be looking on the other side of the Channel a bit more these days following their loan acquisition of Harold Moukoudi in January.