Middlesbrough FC boss Michael Carrick lines up £3m USA international midfielder with Championship club set for key deal

MIDDLESBROUGH are set to complete their second incoming transfer of the close season shortly by signing USA international midfielder Aidan Morris.

The Athletic are reporting that Boro - who are focusing on quality as opposed to quantity in the summer transfer window - have struck a deal with MLS side Columbus Crew for the 22-year-old.

Morris, who has played five times for the US senior team, has reportedly left the Stars and Stripes' under-23 training camp to fly over to the UK to put the finishing touches to his switch, said to be worth a fee of just over £3m.

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Reports in the States say that Morris is expected to play again for Columbus ahead of officially joining Boro.

Middlesbrough head coach Michael Carrick.Middlesbrough head coach Michael Carrick.
Middlesbrough head coach Michael Carrick.

They face New York City on Saturday before facing Inter Miami next week.

On the outgoing front, Boro are preparing to sell right-back Anfernee Dijksteel, currently on international duty with Suriname.

The former Charlton Athletic player, 27, has been deemed as surplus to requirements at Boro, who recently brought in former Leeds United player Luke Ayling, who excelled on the right hand side of the back four in the second half of 2023-24, on a permanent basis.

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