EX-MIDDLESBROUGH midfielder Caolan Boyd-Munce is the subject of a League One transfer battle this summer.

It comes just 18 months after the 24-year-old took the risky decision to walk away from Boro in the hope of earning a move and kick-starting his senior career elsewhere.

He's managed to do that at St Mirren, where he's established himself and played his way into the Northern Ireland senior set-up.

But the Scottish Premiership side now face a battle to hold on to the former Birmingham City youngster this summer.

Leyton Orient have reportedly had a £175,000 bid turned down, while Wigan Athletic are also said to be interested.


Boyd-Munce signed a short-term deal with St Mirren in March last year, but the Buddies triggered an extension so his current deal runs until the summer of 2025. St Mirren, who qualified for Europe last season for the first time since 1987, are said to be determined to keep hold of Boyd-Munce and want to extend his contract.

After earning his first cap for Northern Ireland when he started against Spain earlier this summer, Boyd-Munce said: “I think that was my biggest achievement yet.

“Being from Northern Ireland, to get that chance to start and play for them, and the way the game started, to get an assist and going 1-0 up against one of the world’s best, favourites for the Euros, was some feeling.”

Boyd-Munce spent a year at Boro and made four first team appearances before his contract was mutually terminated, allowing the midfielder to pursue opportunities elsewhere.