LATEST NEWS: Middlesbrough is currently pressing hard to sign Rotherham United’s 29-year-old star.

Seny Dieng, Middlesbrough’s goalkeeper, has been linked with a move elsewhere in recent weeks.

Dieng, who only joined Middlesbrough from Millwall last summer, is linked with a move to a Premier League team.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has had a productive debut season on Teesside, and Boro may struggle to keep him this summer, especially now that their play-off aspirations are all but gone.

However, if he were to leave, Boro News has identified three keepers who would be acceptable successors.

Viktor Johansson – Rotherham

Despite being relegated with Rotherham, Viktor Johansson has demonstrated exceptional quality this season and is largely regarded as one of the top keepers in the Championship.

The former Leicester City academy star made his international debut for Sweden in October, playing 45 minutes in a 3-1 victory over Moldova.

According to Daily Mirror columnist Dan Marsh, Johansson will be available this summer for only £750,000 due to a release provision in his contract.
At only 25, he still has lots of time to develop and would be an excellent addition to any Championship team.

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Karl Darlow, Leeds United
Karl Darlow, Leeds United’s second-choice goalkeeper, could become available at the end of the season, especially if the West Yorkshire club wins promotion.

Darlow is experienced at this level, having made over 150 Championship outings, so Boro would be receiving a dependable and safe pair of hands.

He also has a promotion on his CV, having won the title with Newcastle United in 2016/17.
Boro could do a lot worse, and given Leeds spent £400,000 on his signing last year, he’d be a reasonably inexpensive addition.

James Beadle, Brighton & Hove Albion (on loan at Sheffield Wednesday)
James Beadle is a talented young shot-stopper presently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday.

After excelling in League One with Oxford United for the first half of the season, the 2004-born was promoted to Championship football at the start of the year and has since maintained his progress with The Owls.

Clearly, he is a player Brighton & Hove Albion will want to keep; but, they may be willing to loan him out again, and given Boro’s top-flight ambitions, they may be considered as the ideal next step.

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