According to The Sun, Middlesbrough want to sign Huddersfield Town attacker Rajiv van La Parra on loan before the end of the month.
Boro are yet to replace Adama Traore, who moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month, and have seen a potential deal for Yannick Bolasie fall through.
Indeed, Boro have lost out to Aston Villa in the race to sign Bolasie on loan from Everton, meaning that head coach Tony Pulis has had to have a rethink.
According to The Sun, Huddersfield attacker Van La Parra has emerged as a transfer target for Boro, with the 27-year-old available on loan before the end of the month.
Van La Parra was a regular for Huddersfield during the 2017-18 campaign, but has not featured for the Terriers this term, and could be allowed to move on in search of first-team action.
The chance too secure regular football for the 2018-19 season would surely appeal to the attacker, and Boro should ensure that they win the race for his signature.
Van La Parra scored five times in 38 appearances for Huddersfield last season – including three in 33 Premier League matches as David Wagner’s side survived in the top flight.
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The former Netherlands Under-21 international has also played more than 100 times in the Championship – scoring five goals and registering 16 assists during spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield.
Van La Parra is not going to score 15 Championship goals for Boro this season and won’t be as good a signing as Bolasie would have undoubtedly been, but there is no question that his experience and versatility would boost their attack and a loan deal for the 5ft 11in ace is an absolute no-brainer.
It is shaping up to be a busy end to the summer transfer window, and Van La Parra would certainly be a very smart signing by Pulis.