Report: Tony Pulis wants to bring Bradford City's Charlie Wyke back to Middlesbrough

Tony Pulis manager of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

The Bradford City striker left Middlesbrough in January 2015.

Tony Pulis manager of Middlesbrough during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Tony Pulis wants to bring Bradford City striker Charlie Wyke back to Middlesbrough, according to the Daily Mirror [live blog entry 11:15].

Wyke left his hometown team without a senior appearance three years ago, but has gone on to impress in spells at Carlisle United and Bradford.

The 25-year-old has scored 20 goals in 48 games for the Bantams, after joining them for £250,000 a year ago.

Charlie Wyke of Bradford City attempts to control the ball under pressure from Aaron Pierre of Northampton Town during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford...

And the Daily Mirror reports that his form there has alerted Middlesbrough, along with several other Championship sides.

It adds that Pulis, the new Boro boss, wants Wyke to improve his attacking options - with only Britt Assombalonga (12) and Martin Braithwaite (six) finding the net on more than three occasions this season.

Stuart McCall manager of Bradford City looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Bradford City at Bramall Lane on April 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

The 6ft 1in target man will not come cheap, however, with Stuart McCall, the Bradford manager, telling Sky Sports this week that it would take £5 million to prise him away from Valley Parade.

As well as Assombalonga and Braithwaite, Middlesbrough have Patrick Bamford, Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher to call upon up front.

Is Wyke better than Middlesbrough's current striking options?

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