Curtis a risky choice to solve Middlesbrough’s scoring problems

Middlesbrough are considering a January move for Portsmouth attacker Ronan Curtis, according to TEAMtalk.

What’s the word?

Tony Pulis’s side remain on course for promotion, but they have been struggling in the final third.

In recent matches Boro have delivered numerous crosses into the danger area, but most of the moves came to nothing.

With the January window approaching, the club may consider trying to bolster their options for the second half of the season.

According to TEAMtalk, Boro are among a handful of clubs who have sent scouts to watch Portsmouth star Ronan Curtis.

The 22-year-old has been a contributing factor in Pompey’s rise in League One having scored six goals and registered five assists in 14 matches.

Can Curtis solve Boro’s problem?

There is no doubt that the young attacker has talent, and he is also incredibly versatile.

The former Derry City player can be positioned on the wing, in midfield or anywhere across the forward line.

He would be an exciting addition to Pulis’s team, but it is a big ask for a young player to come in at Championship level and hit the ground running.

Boro have managed just six goals in their last six outings, so pressure would be on Curtis’s shoulders to rack up the tally.

In addition, given the level of interest in the youngster and how important he is becoming to Portsmouth, it could be difficult for Boro to get a deal over the line.