Alvaro Negredo completes move to Middlesbrough on season-long loan

Boro's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic breaks down

Alvaro Negredo with Aitor Karanka after signing his contract for a season-long loan from Valencia (picture courtesy of Middlesbrough FC) MANDATORY CREDIT
Image: Alvaro Negredo with Aitor Karanka after signing his contract for a season-long loan from Valencia (picture courtesy of Middlesbrough FC)

Middlesbrough have signed former Manchester City forward Alvaro Negredo on a season-long loan from Valencia.

Negredo, 30, becomes Boro's eighth summer signing, following Viktor Fischer, Victor Valdes, Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Gaston Ramirez, Bernardo Espinosa and Jordan McGhee to the Riverside Stadium.

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The player has joined Aitor Karanka's squad in Marbella for their pre-season training camp and will return to the Premier League after a short spell with Manchester City.

City paid £20m to sign the Spain international from Sevilla in 2013, but he made only 30 league appearances - scoring nine goals - before he was loaned and then subsequently sold to Valencia for £19m last summer.

Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund
Image: Neven Subotic's Middlesbrough move has broken down, according to Sky sources

He has scored 10 league goals in 55 appearances for Valencia over the past two seasons but was known to be keen on a return to England.

However, Middlesbrough's pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has broken down, according to Sky sources.

Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund
Image: Neven Subotic's Middlesbrough move has broken down, according to Sky sources

Boro had agreed a fee of around £8m with the Bundesliga club and the Serbia international visited the north Yorkshire club's facilities earlier this month.

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Boro boss Aitor Karanka was hoping Subotic would travel to Spain to join up with his squad, but that is not now expected to happen. 

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