Zack Steffen will bear a medical examination when a mortgage from Middlesbrough involves an finish

Middlesbrough are approaching the signing of US worldwide goalkeeper Zack Steffen, with the participant because of bear a medical on Friday, understands 90min.

As reported by 90min, Boro agreed on a deal to take Steffen to Riverside Stadium on mortgage at the top of June, the place Man City have already reached an settlement with Arminia Bielefeld’s Stefan Ortega to return on board as their new back-up to Ederson.

Boro have made a protracted seek for a brand new beginning goalkeeper to assist strengthen their promotion bid subsequent season, with the likes of Tom Heaton, Karl Darlow and Ben Foster all thought-about amongst others.

But the Northeastern membership settled on Steffen and after profitable the race to agree on a deal for the American, they may now oversee a medical on Friday earlier than the switch is accomplished.

Steffen took 29 instances for USMNT and got here to Man City from the Columbus Crew in MLS 2019, and spent a season on mortgage with Fortuna Dusseldorf earlier than backing up Ederson for Pep Guardiola’s group.

The 27-year-old has 21 video games below his belt for Man City, though solely three have are available the league recreation. Steffen fell into disfavor on the Etihad Stadium after a notable mistake in final season’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Liverpool, when he was caught within the possession of Sadio Mane within the 3-2 loss.

Steffen’s mortgage offers him the possibility to get extra minutes below his belt when he fights with the likes of Matt Turner, Ethan Horvath, Sean Johnson and Gabriel Slonina for USMNT’s No. 1 jersey on the World Cup this yr.

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