OLDHAM ATHLETIC midfielder Dylan Bahamboula has been training with Middlesbrough ahead of a possible permanent move to the North-East.

The 26-year-old has been given permission to spend time with the Teessiders, with Oldham officials willing to sanction a transfer.

Oldham boss Keith Curle worked as part of Neil Warnock’s backroom staff at both Crystal Palace and QPR, and is understood to have recommended Bahamboula to his former boss.

Warnock is running the rule over the Congolese international, who came through the international youth ranks with France, before deciding on whether to offer him a contract.

Bahamboula is valued at around £150,000, although it is understood Oldham would push for a series of clauses that could see the price increase if Boro were to succeed on the pitch next season.

A box-to-box midfielder with athleticism and energy, Bahamboula started his career in the youth ranks of Monaco and has also spent time playing in Romania, Algeria and Bulgaria.

He joined Oldham in October 2020 and made 38 league appearances last season as Oldham finished 18th in League Two.