Jack Harrison signs for Manchester City from New York City and loaned to Middlesbrough
By Ben Ransom & Keith Downie
Last Updated: 30/01/18 7:35pm
Manchester City have completed the signing of Jack Harrison from sister club New York City, with the player immediately loaned to Middlesbrough for the rest of the season.
The England U21 winger has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Etihad Stadium and impressed in the MLS over the past two campaigns.
Harrison scored 14 goals in 59 appearances at the Yankee Stadium and becomes Tony Pulis' first signing as Boro manager.
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"I can't wait to get started over here," Harrison said about the next stage of his career.
"I've really enjoyed my time with New York City and I'd like to thank Patrick Vieira and his coaching staff for helping me to develop as a player.
"I feel I've really improved working under him and playing regularly in the MLS, but now I'm looking forward to testing myself in England.
"Middlesbrough are a good club, with Premier League experience and they're in the mix for a return via the play-offs this season. Hopefully I can help them achieve that."
Harrison, who will watch Boro's Championship match against Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside from the stands, impressed since breaking through in the MLS and has also been of interest to Stoke City in the January window.
Harrison was born in Stoke and went to the Manchester United academy before moving to America with his parents when he was 14.
Stoke were understood to be keen to add him to Paul Lambert's squad but were not prepared to pay New York's asking fee for a young player untested in the Premier League.