Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has expressed his delight at the club's loan deal for defender Kenneth Omeruo.
The 20-year-old has re-joined Boro on a season-long loan from Chelsea.
Boro's Head Coach said:
He is a very important player to us.
He's someone I love to have with us because he's a player who came here from Chelsea and his mood was always perfect.
He was always happy and fighting for his position.
He was handed the opportunity to play in the World Cup and he is now coming back to us a better player.
Middlesbrough have re-signed Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo on a season-long loan.
The 20-year-old made 14 appearances for Boro last season after joining the club on loan in January. The Nigeria international impressed during his previous spell and will now spend the new campaign back at the Riverside.
Omeruo featured in all four of Nigeria's matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Kenneth Omeruo returns to the Riverside after a successful loan spell last season. Middlesbrough FC announced the signing of the centre back, adding that it's down to the fans.
Burnley are understood to have agreed a deal with Middlesbrough to sign striker Lukas Jutkiewicz.
The 25-year-old, who joined Boro in January 2012, spent the second-half of last season on loan at Bolton.
Middlesbrough's Marvin Emnes has completed a move to Swansea City. The 26-year old Dutchman joins the Welsh club for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-year contract. His departure will come as no surprise to Boro fans, as Emnes has had two previous loan spells at Swansea.
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Middlesbrough finish in 12th place in the Championship after a 4-1 victory at Yeovil on the last day of the football season. The result also cements Yeovil's relegation to League One.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says he feels sad for Jose Mourinho that Chelsea didn't qualify for the UEFA Champions League final, but he is pleased that Real Madrid did.
The 40-year-old worked as Mourinho's assistant manager at Real Madrid between 2010 to 2013. Karanka also spent five years as a player with the Spanish giants between 1997 and 2002.
Chelsea were knocked out at the semi-final stage after losing 3-1 to Atletico Madrid last night. While Real Madrid had already guaranteed their place in the final with a 5-0 aggregate victory over Bayern Munich. Karanka says he believes his former club will go on to be crowned champions of Europe.
Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos has signed a new one-year deal with the club.
The 35-year-old, who joined Boro in August 2013, will now extend his stay at the Riverside until summer 2015.
A Middlesbrough fan will appear in court next month after being charged with being drunk inside a sports ground following Boro's match at Burnley on Saturday.
Police said a man was arrested after an incident occurred during the minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Stephen Bentley, 38, of Maddren Way, Middlesbrough is due to appear before magistrates in Burnley on Friday, 2nd May.