Middlesbrough Wins Race for Swindon’s Rising Star Harley Hunt

Join the debate on the BIGGEST talking points on It's All Kicking Off! EUROS DAILY. Available wherever you get your podcasts.Several Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa and Southampton, were interested in 16-year-old Swindon defender Harley Hunt, who made his senior debut in April. However, Middlesbrough has secured the highly-rated centre-back. Standing at 6ft 3ins, Hunt can play in a back three or four and has also shown technical ability in midfield. Managed by Michael Carrick, with former Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate as assistant coach, Middlesbrough believes Hunt can push for a first-team place. Talks are ongoing about the fee, expected to be around £500,000 with an additional £1 million to follow. Hunt is set to undergo a medical and sign his contract soon.For more sports updates, follow Spinmatch.