TEENAGE Bury striker George Miller is set to sign for Middlesbrough.

The 18-year-old Shakers youth graduate has flown to the North East to have after a fee was agreed last night.

The sum is less than the £900,000 Sunderland are understood to be paying for James Vaughan, who also looks set to leave the Gigg Lane outfit today.

But that fee could rise in the future, with the deal subject to a number of add-ons and sell-on clauses.

Bury also have the first option of a loan back if Middlesbrough boss Gary Monk decides lower-league football would best suit his development in the short-term.

“There are a lot of add-ons and sell-on clauses attached to this deal,” Day told the Bury Times. “It is a very good deal for the football club.

“All in all we have done three really good deals this summer, with Will Ferry (sold to Southampton) and now James Vaughan and George Miller.

“He is a good young lad but he still has a lot to learn.

"He needs the time to develop and Lee (Clark) felt it was the right decision.

“We just felt the deal was right. The whole deal makes the club good money and the time was right to move on.

“Middlesbrough want to have a look at him first before they decide where his development will be best suited.

“But we have the first option if they do decide to send him out on loan.”

Bolton-born Miller made his first appearance for Bury in the 2015-16 season, but broke through into the first team last year. He has scored six goals in 18 appearances.