Boro agree deal for striker Negredo

Alvaro Negredo

Negredo scored 23 goals in 48 games in his only season at Manchester City

Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan from Valencia.

The 30-year-old Spaniard won the Premier League during a spell at Manchester City, scoring 23 goals in 48 appearances in the 2013-14 season.

He has spent the past two seasons at Valencia, scoring 18 goals in 76 appearances for the Spanish club.

Negredo has played 21 times for Spain and was part of their 2012 European Championship-winning squad.

He will be reunited with former Valencia team-mate Antonio Barragan, who has joined Boro on a three-year contract.

Boro are also close to a deal to re-sign Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez, and remain hopeful of a deal to buy Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic.

Ramirez, 25, scored seven goals in 18 games on loan at Boro last season as they won promotion to the Premier League and is set to sign a three-year deal.

Subotic, 27, has had a medical with Boro and the club are now attempting to renegotiate a fee with Dortmund.

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