Middlebrough have signed Real Madrid goalkeeper Tomas Mejias for an undisclosed fee, according to Sky Sports.
The 25-year old joins the club following an unlucky loan spell with Boro’ in the second half of this past season due to injury. However, he has still done enough to impress Boro’ manager Aitor Karanka.
He made one appearance for the club against Sheffield Wednesday which ended prematurely due to a hand injury for the goalkeeper.
Karanka has given the Spaniard a two-year deal and he will now compete for the number one keeper spot along with Jason Steele and Dimi Konstantopoulos.
Mehias spent 13 years at the Spanish giants mainly featuring as understudy it Iker Casillas.
Mejias told the club website, “It is great to have everything sorted out.
“I know it is a big move from Real Madrid, but it is one I had to make and I’m very happy to have made it. I enjoyed myself here last season.
“I am competing with two very good goalkeepers in Dimi and Steeley. Nothing has changed and we are all in a fight for the spot, we all know that.
“All I know is I am delighted to be here and to be given a chance.”