Football

Negredo joins Boro on loan

English Premier League new boys Middlesbrough agreed to sign Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan yesterday.

Negredo has already linked up with Aitor Karanka's side at their pre-season training camp in Marbella, while the paperwork to rubber-stamp the move is being completed.

The 30-year-old is back in the Premier League two years after helping Manchester City win the English title.

The Spain international scored 23 goals in 48 appearances in what proved his only season at City after a £16.4-million ($29.2m) move from Sevilla in 2013.

Negredo returned to Spain with Valencia in the summer of 2014, initially on loan, before a £19m permanent deal was agreed last year.

Negredo joins Antonio Barragan, Victor Valdes, Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and Jordan McGhee among the new arrivals at Boro.

- AFP.

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