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Middlesbrough sign Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn

Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at the Riverside Stadium.

Rhodes joined Blackburn from Huddersfield for £8m in August 2012 and the fee is reported to surpass that figure at £9m.

Boro's aborted move for Rhodes was resurrected a day after the proposed transfer initially fell through.

Rhodes scored 87 goals in 148 appearances over three years at Huddersfield and netted 28 times in his first season in the Championship with Blackburn.

He scored 85 goals in 169 appearances for Rovers, 11 of them coming this season.

Perez signs 'long-term' deal with Newcastle

Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez Credit: Adam Davy/PA Archive/PA Images

Newcastle United have confirmed that Spanish forward Ayoze Perez has signed a new 'long-term' deal with the club.

The 22-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a new five-and-a-half-year deal which will keep him at St. James' Park until the summer of 2021.

Perez joined the Magpies in June 2014 from his hometown team Tenerife. He quickly became an important part of the first-team squad at Newcastle and has scored 12 goals in 63 appearances in all competitions.

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