By Wayne Veysey

17th Aug, 2021 | 2:50pm

Sources: Middlesbrough in advanced talks to sign Sporar

Middlesbrough are in advanced talks to sign Sporting Lisbon striker Andraz Sporar, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Championship club are in the market for attacking reinforcements in the final two weeks of the window.

A Boro source has told Football Insider that the club are making good progress in their pursuit of Sporar.

Extensive discussions have been held over a deal and agreement is close.

Sporar, 27, spent the second half of last season on loan at Braga, scoring three goals.

In January 2018, the forward signed for Slovak Super Liga side Slovan Bratislava 

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In his first full season with the club, Sporar was in sensational form.

His incredible haul of 29 goals in 30 league games handed his side the title.

He continued this form into the 2019-20 season, scoring 12 goals in 11 league games.

It was this form that earned him a move to Sporting in January 2020.

11 goals in 38 competitive outings have followed as Sporar struggled to hold down a starting position.

His form at Braga won’t have earned him a recall to Sporting’s first team, opening the door for Boro to bring him to England.

Neil Warnock’s side have started the season well.

A 1-1 draw with Fulham on the opening day was followed up by a 2-1 win over Bristol City at the weekend.

The veteran boss will look for Sporar to recover the form he found in Slovakia as Boro look to get promoted.

Middlesbrough are next in Championship action against QPR on Wednesday.

In other news, Sources: Leeds and Wolves race to sign QPR star Dickie.