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Report: Wolves interested in Championship winger Marcus Tavernier

Wolves are said to be on the tail of Middlesbrough winger Marcus Tavernier.

According to TEAMtalk, Boro have actually brushed off a number of enquiries about the 21-year-old, who has 15 caps for the England U20s.

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Apparently, Everton, Leicester and Wolves have all registered their interest in the player, as have Leeds, who are his hometown club.

It’s explained that Tavernier is currently in no rush to leave the Riverside Stadium.

At the moment, Tavernier is playing regularly and has featured in all 25 of Boro’s games across all competitions so far.

He’s scored three goals and made three assists, taking his total stats for the club to 12 goals and 12 assists in 100 appearances.

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The youngster – whom Boro boss Neil Warnock wants to emulate Chelsea star Mason Mount – signed a new deal with the club a year ago meaning the club are in a strong position over their asset.

Warnock said (Teesside Live, July 2020): “I looked at Mason Mount the other night and how he’s come on in 12 months.

“There’s no reason why Tav can’t do that in the next 12 months if he motivates himself and listens.”

One to watch

Tavernier is still quite raw at the moment, so a swoop for him right now wouldn’t make a great deal of sense.

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Especially when Nuno has plenty of wide options at his disposal.

That said, the club should keep an eye on his progress to see if his development picks up between now and the end of the season, and see about a possible summer swoop.