Former Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah linked with Riverside return

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has suggested Middlesbrough could again show interest in Aston Villa outcast Albert Adomah, via Bristol Live.

What’s the word?

Having missed out on bringing the 30-year-old winger back to the Riverside Stadium on this summer’s deadline day, as the two parties failed to agree on personal terms, Tony Pulis could be about to reignite interest in January.

Well, that’s according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon when he was recently asked about the possibility of the Smoggies looking to again add the experience of a winger who earned Premier League promotion with Boro back in 2016.

Nixon stated: “Depends on Villa. Not impossible. Not cheap either.”

The London-born Ghana international featured in 43 games for Middlesbrough, as the Teeside club finished second behind Burnley having edged Brighton to automatic promotion by just two goals.

So far this season, Boro are again chasing promotion from the Championship but, having lost Adama Traore in the summer to Wolverhampton Wanderers, have scored just 17 times in 16 league games.

Make it happen

Transfermarkt currently values the 6ft 1in tall winger capped 18 times by Ghana at £4.5million, and the player himself announced he would be open to leaving Aston Villa earlier in the season.

Admittedly, Adomah said he would be open to returning to Bristol City, but Tony Pulis should make the deal happen for Boro and sort out the personal terms that scuppered a transfer in the summer.

Infrequent outings at Villa Park should keep the winger open to a move, too, and his arrival back where he gained promotion would help share the burden on Boro’s two main goal threats.

Other than Britt Assombalonga’s five and Martin Braithwaite’s three, goals have been scarce amongst the Boro ranks. Adomah meanwhile netted 24 times in his three seasons at the Riverside Stadium in all competitions.

What’s more, the 30-year-old’s ability to play on either wing would allow Pulis to rotate his system mid-game to take advantage of any signs of weakness in the opposition by getting the most out of the right-footed forward.