Report: Middlesbrough interested in Charlie Taylor

Leeds United manager Garry Monk talks to his players

Departing Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor is reportedly on the radar of Middlesbrough.

Fleetwood Town's David Ball and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action

Middlesbrough are interested in signing departing Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor in the summer transfer window, according to The Sunday People (print edition, page 59, June 18, 2017).

It has been reported that Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk wants to sign Taylor, who will leave Leeds this summer.

The defender’s current contract with the Whites runs out at the end of the month, after which he will become a free agent. Leeds would be due a compensation, though.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Leeds' Charlie Taylor

Taylor is one of the best left-backs in the Championship, and he would be a brilliant signing for Middlesbrough.

The 23-year-old knows the Championship inside out, and he would enhance Boro’s chances of returning to the Premier League.

Middlesbrough got relegated from the English top flight at the end of the 2016-17 season and will be aiming to bounce back rightaway.

Taylor featured in 29 Championship matches for Leeds during the 2016-16 campaign, providing three assists in the process.

Monk was in charge of Leeds last season and narrowly failed to guide the Whites to the Championship playoffs.

New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk during the press conference

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