Middlesbrough have completed the season-long loan addition of striker Alvaro Negredo, subject to international clearance.
The 30-year-old has joined from Valencia after two disappointing seasons as he looks to reignite his career.
Boro are reportedly paying the entirety of his £100,000-a-week salary .
It will be Negredo’s second spell in England following a solitary season at Man City in 2013-14.
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After joining for a fee of £16.4million, his career at City started brightly but he soon fell down the pecking order and was made available for transfer at the end of the season.
Negredo’s poor form continued at Valencia, leading to the Euro 2012 winner being completely frozen out at the Mestalla.
The Spaniard will now have an opportunity to impress compatriot Aitor Karanka as Boro make their return to the Premier League after a seven year absence.
He is their eighth capture of the summer after Bernardo Espinosa, Viktor Fischer, Marten de Roon, Jordan McGhee,
Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan and Gaston Ramirez.