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‘Straight into the first team’ – Many Middlesbrough fans react to club announcement

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Middlesbrough have announced the signing of youngster Malik Dijksteel, the club have confirmed.

Malik, the younger brother of Boro’s first-team right-back Anfernee, has been rewarded for his impressive trial at the Riverside Stadium with a short-term deal.

The 19-year-old former Feyenoord Academy player turned out for Middlesbrough’s Under-23s in their defeat to Stoke City last Monday, plus a recent training ground friendly against Huddersfield Town at Boro’s Rockliffe Park base.

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Middlesbrough enjoyed a strong January window, which included bringing in the likes former Cardiff City attacker Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano on loan, although Malik is expected to continue linking up with the club’s Academy team.

Anfernee himself is already a popular figure on Teeside and signed a new contract extension back in November following his excellent form since joining from Charlton the summer before last.

Boro fans have been reacting on Twitter to Malik’s arrival, and the unlikely prospect of seeing two Dijksteel’s turning out at the Riverside Stadium.
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I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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