Middlesbrough Seals Deal for Swindon Wonderkid Harley Hunt, Premier League Clubs Miss Out on Rising Star’s Transfer

Middlesbrough Seals Deal for Swindon Wonderkid Harley Hunt, Premier League Clubs Miss Out on Rising Star’s Transfer

Several Premier League clubs have been eyeing Swindon Town’s promising young defender, Harley Hunt.

At just 16 years old, Hunt made his senior debut for the League Two side back in April.

It seems Middlesbrough is poised to secure the talented centre-back from Swindon Town.

Despite interest from Aston Villa and Southampton, Middlesbrough, under the helm of manager Michael Carrick, appears to have clinched the deal.

Standing tall at 6 feet 3 inches, Hunt brings versatility to the pitch, adept in both a back three and a back four formation.

His technical prowess extends to midfield, showcasing his agility and ball-handling skills.

Under the guidance of head of football Jamie Russell, Swindon Town has nurtured several young talents, with Hunt among the standout prospects.

The club emphasizes giving youth opportunities to shine on the professional stage.

Boro’s Confidence in Hunt

Michael Carrick and his coaching team, including assistant coach Jonathan Woodgate, a former England and Real Madrid centre-back, have been instrumental in persuading Hunt to make the move to Middlesbrough.

They believe Hunt has the potential to excel and compete for a spot in the first team.

Negotiations and Future Prospects

While specifics on the transfer fee are still under negotiation, reports suggest an initial sum around £500,000, with potential additional payments totaling £1 million.

Hunt is expected to undergo a medical examination before finalizing his contract with Middlesbrough.

Swindon’s Rising Stars

Beyond Hunt, Swindon Town’s 17-year-old striker, Botan Ameen, has also attracted attention.

Recently called up to Iraq’s U20 squad for the Asia Cup qualifiers, Ameen has caught the eye of clubs like Manchester United and Wolves.

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