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Middlesbrough fans react as Leeds eye Marcus Tavernier

A number of Middlesbrough fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from TEAMtalk claiming that Leeds United are interested in signing Marcus Tavernier.

Tavernier has been a mainstay of the Boro side this term. And he will be setting his sights on keeping his place under new boss Chris Wilder.

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It seems that he will have something else to fight for with the January transfer window looming.

TEAMtalk reports that Leeds have joined a host of their Premier League rivals in the running to sign the 22-year-old. Southampton, Brighton and Burnley are also admirers of the versatile midfielder.

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Tavernier has just over 18 months left on his contract at the Riverside Stadium. So it would appear that a resolution on his future may come sooner rather than later.

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And actually, it would appear that a number of Boro fans would not mind if he ended up moving to Leeds.

Admittedly, some have insisted that he should not be sold. He is still a youngster with a lot of room to improve. He is also capable of playing in a variety of positions.

Meanwhile, it has been suggested that Marcelo Bielsa would help him take his game to the next level.

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However, others have claimed that letting him go may make sense. They seemingly have their doubts about whether he will realise his potential after a poor start to the campaign.

With that in mind, here is what some of the Middlesbrough fans make of the reports that Leeds want Tavernier…

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