Tottenham Hotspur has set its sights on Middlesbrough’s young talent Hayden Hackney, a move anticipated to heat up in the upcoming summer transfer window, a report from Standard reveals.
Under the guidance of Michael Carrick this season, the 21-year-old midfielder’s performances have not gone unnoticed, drawing interest from several top-tier Premier League teams, including Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool.
The report states that Middlesbrough are aware of the growing interest in Hackney and are preparing for potential summer bids. The club has indicated a willingness to consider a January sale only if an exceptionally high offer is tabled.
Raised in the north east and a product of the Middlesbrough academy, Hackney is reportedly content at his current club, who are vying for a Championship play-off spot.
Acknowledging the likelihood of his eventual departure, Middlesbrough seems ready to capitalise on the situation, with a hope to spark a bidding contest for the England Under-21s midfielder, especially from United, who have shown a keen interest.
Hackney is known for his technical skills and ability to navigate through tight situations in midfield, he has been a standout in his defensive midfielder role this season.