Cambuur’s Alex Bangura is set to make a switch to Middlesbrough before the window closes on Friday, according to Voetbal International.

The 24-year-old’s deal expires in 2024 and after the Dutch club were relegated from the top division last season, his future at Cambuur was uncertain.

VI state the left-back has been wanting to leave his current employer and despite the lack of developments in recent days, his dream is about be fulfilled.

It’s claimed the talks between Middlesbrough and Cambuur are advanced, so much so that the player has been ‘given permission’ to travel to England to carry out the transfer formalities.

The Sierra Leone international is set to join Michale Carick’s side on a permanent deal and VI aren’t aware of the fee the English club will pay Cambuur.

Bangura had interest from Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs but the report states he has always favoured a move to the Championship, where Boro will be his new club.

Operating as a left-back and at times as a left wing-back, Bangura managed a goal and four assists from 31 games last season.