According to The Sun, Middlesbrough want to sign Huddersfield Town attacker Rajiv van La Parra on loan before the end of the month.
Boro were believed to be on the verge of sealing a deal for Yannick Bolasie earlier this week, with the Everton attacker due to arrive at the Riverside Stadium on loan.
However, Aston Villa have since swooped in to land Bolasie, which has led to Boro needing to have a rethink ahead of the closing of the loan window at the end of August.
According to The Sun, Huddersfield’s Van La Parra has emerged as a target for Boro, with the 27-year-old surplus to requirements at the John Smith’s Stadium this season.
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Van La Parra appeared in all but five of Huddersfield’s 38 Premier League matches last season, and also has plenty of experience of the Championship having represented both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brighton & Hove Albion in the second tier.
The Boro fans have been offering their views on the potential deal, and it would be fair to say that the majority are split.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Keep it quiet Villa will go for him .Would be a great signing tho UTB
— graham.dodsworth52@g (@GDodsworth52) August 23, 2018
Never seen him but my dad thinks he’s rubbish.
— mark wallis (@iammark40) August 23, 2018
He’s rapido, good technically and would be a impact player and is used to plucking his weight in defence. Sign him up.
— gr3g (@geepjay99) August 23, 2018
Hope not 😔
— Scott Webb (@scottwebb01) August 23, 2018
I really like him, messes around with fancy footwork though and irritates people, bit selfish haha. He’s a good player but frustrating 🙄
— ♡ Lucie ♡ (@LucieVictoriaX) August 23, 2018
— Marcus (@EmptyKnee) August 23, 2018