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EXCLUSIVE: Middlesbrough closing in on highly-touted winger

Championship outfit Middlesbrough are set to win the race for highly-rated non-league winger Toyosi Olusanya, we can reveal.

The 23-year-old winger is currently on a semi-professional deal with Billericay Town of National League South. He began his career with AFC Wimbledon and during that time he attracted a great deal of interest from the likes of Manchester City and Newcastle United. He was even handed a trial by Chelsea in 2017.

Since leaving Wimbledon he has spent time in non-league, but he is now finding his form at Billericay and has attracted interest from a number of league clubs.

Morecambe, Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday have all shown an interest in him this summer.

However, Middlesbrough have made their approach and are hopeful of sealing a deal early next week.

Boro have had an indifferent start to the new season, picking up a decent point at Fulham in their Championship opener.

Things did not go as well in midweek, however, as Neil Warnock’s men crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Blackpool.

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