Marcus Browne is on his way to Middlesbrough to complete a permanent exit from West Ham, according to reliable source ExWHUemployee.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Oxford United, making 34 appearances in League One and hitting six goals.
It is understood that the midfielder is travelling to Teeside to wrap up a move to the Championship side, subject to a medical.
This will be viewed as a real shame by some West Ham fans, but at the end of the day, if Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t believe that Browne is up to the standard required of him to perform in the Premier League, then now is the right time to sell. After a successful loan spell in the third tier, the midfielder’s stock has never been higher, and it makes sense to make the most of that while the Hammers still can. The youngster clearly has potential, and was shortlisted for the Premier League 2’s Player of the Month award back in March 2018, as reported by the club. There’s no saying that he won’t still have a top flight career, whether that be with Boro or somebody else. If the Irons are smart, they will realise this, and include some kind of sell-on clause in whatever deal takes him up north. For now though, providing he passes his medical, all that is left to do is to wish Browne the best of luck.