Middlesbrough loan star Jelle Vossen’s ‘future lies elsewhere’ claims Genk head coach

The Middlesbrough loan striker looks set to leave Genk this summer.

Vossen has spent the season on loan with Championship side Middlesbrough, and, speaking to HLN, the head coach of his parent club has made it sound as if the forward will be leaving Genk this summer.

Maes said: “If there is no breakthrough in his transfer, I expect him just at the club. However, I do expect a breakthrough. Jelle himself has made it clear that his future lies elsewhere.”

The 26-year-old Belgian international striker made 40 appearances for Boro this term, scoring nine goals and registering three assists. Whilst not a great season in front of goal, he was one of the most hard-working players in the squad, and it would come as a surprise if Aitor Karanka did not want to take up the option to sign him permanently.

Vossen is certainly pushing for a move away from the club, and it is likely that Boro will be one of the first clubs in line for his signature. Having already enjoyed a campaign at the Riverside Stadium he is sure to favour that move above any others.

There are no indications of a fee the Teeside club would have to pay to sign Vossen, but with only two years left on his contract, and with him pushing for a summer transfer, it could be that they secure the talented forward on a cut-price deal.

With Boro looking to go one step further next season, winning promotion to the Premier League rather than falling at the final hurdle, Vossen’s capture on a permanent basis would be a real sign of intent from the club.

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