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Middlesbrough sign former Barcelona winger

Adama Traore has made the move. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough have signed former Barcelona winger Adama Traore from Aston Villa.

Traore moves to the Riverside on a four-year deal, becoming manager Aitor Karanka's 11th signing of the summer.

He is another important player and I am expecting a lot from him.

I’ve known him since he was a kid. He went into the national team just after I left, but I know all about him and what he can do.

His level is higher than he showed last season, but in the right environment I’m hoping that he will show what he is capable of.

– Aitor Karanka

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Middlesbrough defender signs new five-year deal

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League newcomers.

The 23-year-old, who has made more than 100 appearances for the club, made his top-flight debut last weekend against Stoke.

Gibson told Middlesbrough's official website: "I'm over the moon. I just want to make sure the next five years are in the Premier League with this club.

Ben Gibson is staying put. Credit: PA

"It's a dream come true for me really and it's amazing for me and my family.

"It's an exciting time, and we're all looking forward to Sunday's game at Sunderland and hopefully picking up our first Premier League win."

The Teessider joins Daniel Ayala and George Friend in penning new deals to commit their long-term futures to Boro.

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