Sunderland and Middlesbrough will reportedly miss out on Jai Quitongo to Wigan

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic have been linked with Jai Quitongo of Greenock Morton in the January transfer window.

Andrew Considine (L) of Aberdeen is challenged by Jai Quitongo of Greenock during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Greenock Morton and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on October 22, 2016...

Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Wigan Athletic are interested in signing Jai Quitongo from Greenock Morton in the January transfer window, according to TEAMtalk.

It has been reported that Middlesbrough and Sunderland have been looking closely at the 20-year-old winger, but League One outfit Wigan are claimed to be readying a move for the youngster and are set to seal the deal.

Jai Quitongo of Greenock Morton during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The Scotland Under-21 international’s current contract with Morton runs out at the end of the season, and the winger has reportedly turned down the chance to sign a new deal with the Scottish Championship club.

Quitongo is a very talented and promising young winger, but Boro and Sunderland should probably aim for someone more established and with more experience.

Jai Quitongo  of Greenock Morton during the Betfred Cup First Round between Kilmarnock Football Club and Morton at Rugby Park on July 23, 2016 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Sunderland are struggling for survival in the Championship at the moment, and the Black Cats should be looking at players who can help them get out of danger.

As for Middlesbrough, they are aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship this season and need players who can enhance their chances of finishing in the playoffs.

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