Report: Garry Monk wants reunion with Middlesbrough's Marcus Tavernier, Bolton also keen

Garry Monk manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews on March 31, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Three Championship clubs, Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town, reportedly want to sign Marcus Tavernier from Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough.

Marcus Tavernier of Middlesbrough  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at Riverside Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

Rangers right-back James Tavernier has been linked with a move all summer long. And his younger brother Marcus also appears to be a man in demand with just a few days until the transfer window slams shut until January.

The Mail reported in November last year that Tavernier junior was on the radar of Arsenal, Everton and Bournemouth after breaking into Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough side at the start of the 2017/18 season.

But the 19-year-old has found opportunities harder to come by under Tony Pulis. Tavernier has played just 47 minutes of Boro’s five Championship games so far this campaign.

And less than a year after being linked with Premier League clubs, Tavernier could now be heading out on loan in search of regular game time.

TEAMtalk are reporting that Championship trio Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers and Ipswich Town are all interested in the England U19 winger. Interestingly, the man who gave Tavernier his break at Boro, Garry Monk, is now in charge of Birmingham.

Marcus Tavernier of Milton Keynes Dons in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Milton Keynes Dons at Sixfields on January 20, 2018 in Northampton,...

The report adds that League One Portsmouth are in pole position to land the left-sided attacker. But with Aston Villa’s Andre Green heading to Fratton Park, according to the Birmingham Mail, it seems unlikely that Tavernier would be heading to the south coast too. They're both left wingers after all.

So this opens the door for Birmingham, Bolton and Ipswich to scrap for his signature.

Marcus Tavernier of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Middlesbrough at Vitality Stadium on October...

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