Jelle Vossen has enjoyed a strong debut season with Middlesbrough.
The 25-year-old forward signed a season-long loan deal with the Teeside club at the start of the year, with an option to buy at the end of the loan. The signing will keep the Genk man at the Riverside Stadium until the end of April, as per the HLN report, even though the Championship season does not finish until the beginning of May, with Boro’s potential of reaching the Play-Off Final meaning that they could be in action until the middle of that month.
Despite suffering something of a slow start for Aitor Karanka’s side, Vossen has developed into quite a potent finisher, registering four goals in 19 Championship games - with them all coming since the start of December.
He has struggled to get in the side ahead of Kike and Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford, but Karanka’s squad selection policy has worked well, and, after their 2-1 victory over Cardiff last night, Boro sit in second place in the league table - just one point off top spot.
Even though the Premier League is in their sights, Vossen has yet to decide upon his future, and, although it was never planned that he would return to Genk, he has told HLN that he will consider all the options available to him.
The 12-capped international said: “I wanted to take the step to go abroad. That was expected.
“It is not the intention that I return to Genk, even though I do lie still under contract [with them]. But if Middlesbrough is not right, I must be listening to what they are planning.”