Middlesbrough defender Aden Flint is en path to Championship opponents Cardiff Town to finish a switch price as much as £6m.
The strapping stopper is predicted in South Wales to high quality track non-public phrases at the deal and take a scientific lately.
The golf equipment agreed a transfer this is reported as an preliminary £4m price-tag however Gazette Are living perceive with clauses that might see the cost upward thrust to £6m.
Central defender Flint handiest arrived at Boro closing summer season from Bristol Town for an preliminary £5m.
Neil Warnock is taking a look to redesign his defence after relegation from the Premier League and sees Flint’s enforcing bodily presence and aerial prowess as a key construction block.
Cardiff were one of the most groups connected with Flint when he was once successful rave opinions in his ultimate season at Bristol Town, a marketing campaign through which he scored 9 objectives from set performs.
That useless ball efficiency was once one of the most leader causes that then boss Tony Pulis snapped him up for Boro.
However through Flint’s personal admission, his first season on the Riverside was once ‘diabolical’.
The 6ft 6in centre-back struggled to settle into a brand new form and elegance and scored simply as soon as.
And Boro had been beneath some power to trim their salary invoice and the go out of a large earner will assist.
Flint will welcome the transfer to Cardiff the place he’s going to be a excellent are compatible with Warnock’s extra pragmatic and direct manner.
Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate is taking a look to switch the way at Boro this season and intends to play out from the again and needs his first selection central defenders to be relaxed at the ball.
That isn’t essentially a robust swimsuit for no-nonsense Flint so the go out fits all events.
Boro may have Dani Ayala again quickly from a slight knock and Dael Fry is predicted to be again for the beginning of the season.
Ryan Shotton has performed within the heart in pre-season whilst children Sam Stubbs and Nathan Picket have additionally featured.