Boro sign Gijon defender Espinosa

Bernardo Espinosa

Bernardo Espinosa missed half of last season with a knee injury

Middlesbrough will sign defender Bernardo Espinosa from Spanish side Sporting Gijon when his existing contract ends on 1 July.

Centre-half Espinosa, 26, who has played 120 games for Los Rojiblancos, was limited to 17 appearances for Gijon last season by a knee injury.

The Cali-born Colombian began his career at Seville and also represented Racing Santander on loan.

He joins Ajax forward Viktor Fischer as summer imports at the Riverside.

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