Dijksteel rumoured to be on his way
Dijksteel rumoured to be on his way

Strong and persistent rumours emerged from the North East on Monday, suggesting Middlesbrough had finally agreed a deal to take Anfernee Dijksteel to the Riverside. The fee is thought to be in the region of £2million.

Boro have pursued Dijksteel all summer and have had two previous bids rejected. Bristol City also had an‎ offer knocked back.

Dijksteel is 22-years-old and joined the Addicks from the Nike Academy in 2016.

Though he prefers to play as a defensive midfielder, he made his breakthrough at The Valley as a right-back.

Young, strong, athletic and with the ability to run forever, Dijksteel is the epitomy of the modern day full-back.

He finished his Charlton career with a good, solid performance at Ewood Park on Saturday.

In total, Dijksteel made 48 starts for the Addicks in all competitions, plus a further 11 appearances from the subs’ ‎bench. He scored his only goal in the 4-0 win over Scunthorpe at The Valley in April.

Lee Bowyer was looking for five new signings before the transfer window closes on Thursday. He now needs six with just three days to go…