Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk could lose out to old foe David Wagner at Huddersfield Town.

Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is keen to bring Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu to The Riverside, according to The Sun.

It is claimed that Agyemang-Badu is hungry for a move to England, although he is said to favour a move to Huddersfield Town, who can offer him Premier League football this coming campaign.

Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Huddersfield boss David Wagner, who famously clashed with his Middlesbrough counterpart when the latter was at Leeds United last season, could see the player in action when the Terriers host Udinese in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday.

And The Sun reports that the German-American is weighing up a £4.5 million bid for him, should he impress.

Middlesbrough have invested heavily since their relegation back to the Championship in May, with the captures of Jonny Howson, Martin Braithwaite and Britt Assombalonga leaving Monk’s side among the favourites to go up.


As such, a move to the Riverside could still appeal to Agyemang-Badu, should Huddersfield’s pursuit falter.

General view of Middlesbrough’s Riverside stadium

The 27-year-old moved to Udinese from Berekum Arsenals in 2010, and has played 76 times for Ghana.

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