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Brentford striker Marcus Forss set to join Middlesbrough with Finland star finalizing personal terms

Brentford striker Marcus Forss is set to join Middlesbrough – with the Finland international finalizing personal terms ahead of joining the Championship

  • Marcus Forss finalizes personal terms with Middlesbrough ahead of move
  • The Finland international is set for a permanent transfer alongside Chris Wilder
  • Striker Forss, 23, went seven league games last year without scoring

Brentford striker Marcus Forss is finalizing his personal terms with Middlesbrough ahead of a move up north.

The Finnish star is set to move permanently to the Championship club.

Forss, 23, made seven appearances for the Bees in the Premier League last season without scoring.

Brentford star Marcus Forss finalizes personal terms with Middlesbrough ahead of move

The 23-year-old Finnish international striker is set to move permanently to the Championship club

The 23-year-old Finnish international striker is set to move permanently to the Championship club

However, he finished the campaign with six goals in 12 games for Thomas Frank’s men after scoring five goals in four League Cup games, including four in one game against Oldham.

On transfer deadline day in January, he moved to Hull City on loan, scoring once in 11 appearances.

But in the penultimate two seasons, Forss, a 14-cap international, scored 11 games in 18 games on loan at League One AFC Wimbledon before scoring 10 in 50 games in all competitions to help Brentford get promoted, including a semi-final goal in the play-off.

Boro manager Chris Wilder is looking to reinvest money from the £20m sale of Djed Spence

Boro manager Chris Wilder is looking to reinvest money from the £20m sale of Djed Spence

Boro’s ambitious manager Chris Wilder is looking to reinvest the money from the £20m sale of defender Djed Spence to Tottenham.

Middlesbrough have already signed defender Darragh Lenihan and goalkeeper Liam Roberts on free transfers, as well as Manchester City’s Zack Steffen and Wolves defender Ryan Giles on loan deals.

Forss, son of former footballer Tero and grandson of former Finland international Rainer, will compete with Duncan Watmore, Josh Coburn, Uche Ikpeazu and Chuba Akpom for a spot in the lead.