Middlesbrough Set to Clinch £2m Deal for Aston Villa’s Finn Azaz

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Medical and Personal Terms on the Horizon

Midfield dynamo Finn Azaz is poised for a switch to Middlesbrough, with a medical and personal term negotiations underway. The promising 23-year-old is on the verge of a permanent move after an impressive loan spell at Plymouth, catching the eye of Michael Carrick’s Championship side.

Boro Fend Off Competition for Azaz

Middlesbrough have successfully outmaneuvered other clubs, including Southampton, Bristol City, and Toulouse, to secure what is considered a significant acquisition. The £2 million agreement for Azaz’s transfer underscores Boro’s intent to strengthen their squad as they aim for promotion.

Impressive Loan Spells Elevate Azaz’s Profile

Azaz’s journey through the English Football League has been marked by consistent performances and development. His tenure at Plymouth has been particularly noteworthy, with a total of 28 appearances, seven goals, and five assists this season. The midfielder’s contributions were instrumental in Plymouth’s League One triumph last year.

From West Brom to Villa to Boro

Despite not breaking into the first team at Aston Villa since his transfer from West Brom in 2021, Azaz’s consistent form during loan spells in the EFL has seen his value and reputation grow. Middlesbrough now offers Azaz a new chapter and a permanent platform to showcase his talents.

Potential Debut Against Former Club

With the deal nearing completion, Azaz could be set for a dramatic debut against his parent club Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round, adding an intriguing subplot to the fixture. Middlesbrough, currently 12th in the Championship standings, will be looking to Azaz to help close the gap to the playoff positions.

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