Report: Leeds miss out on Rajiv van La Parra, as Middlesbrough schedule medical

Rajiv van La Parra of Huddersfield Town and James Tarkowski of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on October 6, 2018 in Burnley,...

Leeds were linked with a move for Huddersfield star van La Parra.

Huddersfield Town's Rajiv van La Parra shields the ball from Burnley's Matthew Lowton during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on October 6,...

Sky Sports have claimed Huddersfield Town trickster Rajiv van La Parra is set to undergo a medical with Championship side Middlesbrough in the next 24 hours - meaning Leeds have missed out.

The Sun claimed last week that Middlesbrough were winning the race for the 27-year-old winger, who has managed just five Premier League appearances this season under David Wagner.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers star is said to be available for just £5million, but interested parties may be looking at bringing the Dutchman in on loan before shelling out the seven-figure fee.

Indeed, Sky's report claims van La Parra is undergoing a medical ahead of a loan move to the Riverside, with Boro looking to get him signed up and ready to face Derby County on January 1.

Rajiv van La Parra of Huddersfield Townn arrives before the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on October 6, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Boro have been struggling of late under Tony Pulis, and the former Stoke City boss has moved quickly in a bid to alleviate that pressure in the form of signings. Van La Parra looks to be his first of what could be a busy month.

Pulis' side have won just one of their last seven Championship games and inspiration is needed. Beating the Championship's leaders Leeds to a player with the skill and calibre of van La Parra could be just the boost required.

Manager Tony Pulis of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Middlesbrough at Loftus Road on December 15, 2018 in London, England.

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