Middlesbrough bring in Manchester City winger on loan

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed the loan signing of Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts - their first arrival of the January transfer window.

INCOMING: Patrick Roberts (left) battles for the ball with Crystal Palace's Max Meyer while on loan at Norwich City in the Premier League back in September. Picture: John Walton/PA

The 22-year-old, who was recalled from a previous loan spell at Norwich City, has joined Boro for the rest of the season.

On bringing in the wingman, head coach Jonathan Woodgate said: “It is great Patrick has signed up for the club.

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“He is an exciting player, he wants to play games, and he has the bit between his teeth.

“He fits the mould of what we are looking at. He is young and hungry, and wants to do well.”

Meanwhile, Boro number one Darren Randolph is being strongly linked with a return to former club West Ham.