The Daily Mail
Reading midfielder James Harper is poised to join Middlesbrough for £5million this week after Boro boss Gareth Southgate missed out on Crystal Palace’s Ben Watson. Middlesbrough also face competition from Fulham for Harper, who has
spent seven years at Reading, but Southgate is hopeful he can convince
him to move north after Watson rejected Boro terms and joined Wigan.
Southgate is reportedly back
in the hunt for Harper. Seriously, if Harper wanted to join us he would
have done so in the summer. I'm not sure if he was holding out last
summer for a bigger club than Middlesbrough to come along. Now it seems
because no other interested parties are involved, Harper will sign for
Boro. I would say this is just pure paper talk. £5million is a lot of
money for Harper.
Come On Boro