Ally Mbwana Samatta celebrates a goal for Tanzania

Championship side Middlesbrough are reportedly keeping close tabs on Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta who turns out for Belgian side Genk.

Head Coach Tony Pulis is desperate to beef up his strike-force in the on going January transfer window and the Tanzanian ace is at the top of his shortlist.

The 25-year-old forward has grabbed headlines in the Jupiler Pro-League where he has already scored 15 goals.

Genk values their prized asset between 7-10 million Pounds if they are to do business on a striker they brought over from Tanzania a few months ago.

Samatta skippers the Tanzanian national team, who will play Uganda Cranes in the last Group L AFCON Qualification game earlier this year.