Report: Middlesbrough plot deal to sign experienced forward Filip Djordjevic

Middlesbrough have been linked with Filip Djordjevic.

According to Mercato365, Middlesbrough are plotting a deal for Lazio forward Filip Djordjevic.

The French publication claims that Lazio would be willing to sell the Serbia international this summer, and Boro boss Aitor Karanka sees him as an ideal acquisition ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Boro achieved promotion back to the top flight following a last day draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, condemning the Seagulls to a place in the Championship play-offs.

It has been a long time coming for the Teesside club, yet promotion is no more than owner Steve Gibson deserves after spending plenty of time, effort and money on the club.

Despite already boasting a solid squad, Boro will look to make some key additions this summer and up front they could use some extra depth and experience as they plan on establishing themselves.

Djordjevic has had an interesting career thus far with spells at Red Star Belgrade, Nantes and later Lazio.

Predominantly a striker, the 28-year-old can also play in a number of positions in the final third and is more renowned for his creative ability rather than his record in front of goal.

He managed just three Serie A goals this past season in 16 league starts, yet his ability to link up play and cause defences problems have impressed and the report states more than one club have shown an interest.

Boro have the likes of Jordan Rhodes, Christian Stuani, David Nugent and Kike as potential strike options so it will be interesting to see how Karanka juggles with his squad this summer.

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