Middlesbrough are being linked with want-away AZ Alkmaar right-back Gretar Steinsson.

Jerry de Koning believes the 25-year-old would flourish in England after he was linked with a summer switch to Middlesbrough.

"Gretar has had a wonderful time at AZ but his ultimate dream is to play in England," De Koning told Voetbal International. "It might be that the English way of playing football is more his cup of tea."

Iceland international Steinsson joined AZ from Swiss side Young Boys two years ago and has gone on to make 45 Eredivisie appearances, scoring five goals.