EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke
West Ham United winger Marcus Browne has agreed a four-year deal to join Middlesbrough, Football Insider understands.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week Middlesbrough had agreed a fee with West Ham for the highly-rated attacker and that Browne had been given permission to travel to Teesside for talks and a medical.
A source at Middlesbrough has told Football Insider that negotiations have progressed well and Browne is set to sign a four-year deal to become just the north east side’s second signing of the summer.
Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate has been scouring the transfer market for new wingers this summer and he sees Browne as someone who can add more creativity to his side.
Browne enjoyed a successful season on loan at Oxford United last term, scoring nine goals and creating five assists for the League One outfit and he has decided to leave West Ham on a permanent basis as he wants to be regular first-team football to continue his development.
The attacker played just once for West Ham’s first-team, featuring for 15 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Astra Girugiu in the Europa League qualifiers.
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